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Philippians 3 - NIV

3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—

4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence.
If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:

5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;

6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ

9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Following Paul’s Example


a. Philippians 3:9 Or through the faithfulness of

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Rodney Johnson avatar
I'm Pressing On
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Jan, 2017
Summary: This is a New Year message focused on our decision to move beyond our past to press towards the goal within our future. It asks the reader to consider the impact of past failures on our present and future plans.
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Straining Forward
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2017
Summary: A New Year's Day message encouraging us to Press On
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Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 35
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May I Be More Like Christ In The New Year
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Jan, 2017
Summary: This is a New Year's message based on Philippians 3. Paul had looked back at his life in Judaism, and realized he still needed to be growing to become more like Christ.
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Scripture: Philippians 3:2-14
Views: 164
Chuck Sligh avatar
A Fresh Start
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jan, 2017
Summary: A New Years Message
Scripture: Philippians 3:4-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 69
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1. The High Calling of God in Christ Jesus
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: There are two sides to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
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2. Called to be Holy
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: We were called to the end that we might be holy.
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3. Called to Freedom
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: If the Son shall make us free, we shall be free indeed.
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4. Called to Peace and Unity
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: When we enter into fellowship with Jesus, we enter in as part of His church.
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5. Called to Suffering and Glory
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: We are called to suffering: but we are also called to glory.
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What Will he New Year Be?
Shared by: Eugene Pansler Jr on Dec, 2016
Summary: what will the new year be
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Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 103
Kirby Lloyd avatar
Why The Journey
Shared by: Kirby Lloyd on Dec, 2016
Summary: First in a series on stages of Spiritual Growth
Christopher Benfield avatar
Committed to Serve
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Dec, 2016
Summary: Paul had experienced much success in ministry, and yet he knew he had not arrived. He resolved to release the past, embrace the present, and anticipate the future. We must continue to seek all the Lord has for us. We cannot be complacent or satisfied.
Scripture: Philippians 3:12-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17
Christopher Benfield avatar
Growing in Grace
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Nov, 2016
Summary: Prior to salvation, Paul lived a life of prestige, authority, and power. Following salvation, he learned much he once considered gain was actually loss. As he grew in grace, he realized the abundance available in Christ. He lost much, yet he gained more.
Scripture: Philippians 3:7-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 27
David Edward Ray avatar
The four dreams of Maewyn Succat - St. Patrick's Day Sermon
Shared by: David Edward Ray on Nov, 2016
Summary: The life story of Maewyn Succat (St Patrick) takes us through the life of a young man who was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland. After escaping and returning to his homeland, God called him back to the land of his Captors to preach the gospel.
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Focused on the Faith
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Nov, 2016
Summary: Paul exhorted the church to rejoice in the Lord, even though they faced adversity, and avoid false teaching. He also emphasized that works were not enough to secure salvation. If they remained focused on the faith, they could overcome in Christ.
Scripture: Philippians 3:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 85
Dennis Lee avatar
Learning To Fail Forward
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Nov, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with how we can move forward despite our failures and failings.
Scripture: Philippians 3:12
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 140
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Nov, 2016
Summary: Win the big one win with Jesus.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Gather Up All Things in Christ
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2016
Summary: We generate history, not by politics and war, but by service to the poor and helpless.
Reverend Cooper McWhirter avatar
The Pursuit of Excellence: "Finishing Life Well"
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: Some of the great people of faith in the Bible did not finish life well. They had downturns.
Scripture: Philippians 3:1-11
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 96
Reverend Cooper McWhirter avatar
The Pursuit of Excellence: "Finishing Life Well"
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: Mediocrity is NOT an option!
David Simpson avatar
Pressing On Toward the Goal
Shared by: David Simpson on Aug, 2016
Summary: The goal of finishing the race must be before us as Christians. Heaven awaits. Strive toward the victory of heaven by living our your faith every day.
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Aug, 2016
Scripture: Philippians 3:14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 167
Bryan Beverly avatar
“In Pursuit”
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Jul, 2016
Summary: This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.
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Humpty Dumpty
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2016
Summary: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; Humpty Dumpty shouted Amen; God can put me together again. Beloved, Carpe Diem “Seize the day”
Chris Jordan avatar
Spiritual Formations: Pursuing Intimacy with God
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jul, 2016
Summary: As we spend time in the secret place of prayer – in solitude, silence, and soaking – we are transformed into the image of Jesus.
Scripture: Philippians 3:10
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,614
Norbert Garcia avatar
And the Music Plays On
Shared by: Norbert Garcia on Jun, 2016
Summary: We must maintain hope and perseverance until the second coming
Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14
Denomination: Adventist
Views: 364
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#5 - Jesus: God Comes
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Jun, 2016
Summary: Why study about Jesus? What we believe about Jesus is the key to our salvation.
Scripture: Philippians 3:8-9
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 134
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Beyond Regret
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Jun, 2016
Summary: As Christians we are to learn from our past mistakes only to the extent that it redeems the present and get our eyes focused on what truly matters: winning the prize of eternal life with Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!
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Therefore Stand Firm
Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2016
Summary: Let's explore the "therefore" of Philippians 4:1 (Material adapted from Jerry Starling at: https://committedtotruth.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/sermon-how-to-stand-firm/)
Series: Stand Firm