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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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Christopher Benfield avatar
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
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.
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: 137
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
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: 94
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: 163
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.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
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
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#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
Derek Geldart avatar
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!
Davon Huss avatar
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
Mark Aarssen avatar
A mind stayed on Him
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on May, 2016
Summary: Our Heavenly Father has called us to pour out our lives in service to Jesus. To tell the amazing story of His great love for us. Do not remain an enemy to the Love of God that is Jesus Christ. It is only your sin that separates you from Him
Series: Believe
Jason Jones avatar
Gladly Losing Everything
Shared by: Jason Jones on May, 2016
Summary: First sermon I preached at our new church plant, The Road, www.tiftonroad.org. It was about the willingness of Paul to totally rely on Christ, rather than any earthly accomplishment or accolade.
Scripture: Philippians 3:2-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 220
Tom Shepard avatar
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Apr, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at three areas that God can help you change your life. 1. God’s Power Can CANCEL Your Past 2. God’s Power Can CONQUER Your Problems 3. God’s Power Can CHANGE Your Personality
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 3:10
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 2,648
Ronald Shultz avatar
Banishing Ghosts From Our Lives!
Shared by: Ronald Shultz on Apr, 2016
Summary: You are not called to be hunkering down by things that haunt you.
Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 409
Peter Silway avatar
Shared by: Peter Silway on Apr, 2016
Summary: Every sermon they preached was related to resurrection. It should not be a once a year Easter Message. Our message/our life/our thinking should all be focused on his resurrection .then you will have life. Resurrection power should come upon our spirit....
Series: Easter
C. Philip Green avatar
Pursue the Prize
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Apr, 2016
Summary: If you want to be fully and completely like Christ, then look ahead to Christ, the goal; look around for positive examples, and look up to heaven.
Series: Philippians
Tony Fox avatar
The Power of the Resurrection
Shared by: Tony Fox on Mar, 2016
Summary: What did Paul mean when he said he counted his former life with all of its accomplishments as dung for the knowledge of Christ and the power of the resurrection?
C. Philip Green avatar
Simple Faith
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Mar, 2016
Summary: If you want the joy of your relationship with Christ back, beware of the legalists and simply believe in Christ. Stop trying to live up to someone's performance standards and simply trust Christ with your life.
Series: Philippians
Kerry Haynes avatar
Surrendering Credentials to Christ
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Mar, 2016
Summary: If we're not careful, we can get caught up in the world's system of polishing that pedigree. Rather, like the Apostle Paul, we need to surrender all to the great goal of knowing more intimately Christ our Lord. Everything else is secondary.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Philippians 3:4-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 258
Byron Perrine avatar
Our Quest for Holiness
Shared by: Byron Perrine on Mar, 2016
Summary: A sermon intended to encourage both reflection on ones relationship with the Lord, and to provide encouragement as we seek personal spiritual growth.
John Lowe avatar
A Slave’s Life Matters
Shared by: John Lowe on Mar, 2016
Summary: Hagar is property! You can imagine how difficult and disappointing her life was? When the master and the mistress of the household decide that Hagar can be used to bear them an heir, Hagar is not consulted. She is simply told what her role will be.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Philippians 3:13-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 259
Rick Boyne avatar
The Super Bowl of Life
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Feb, 2016
Summary: Don’t be a spectator in the Super Bowl of Life
Scripture: Philippians 3:7-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 284
Charl Swart avatar
Shared by: Charl Swart on Jan, 2016
Summary: No matter what happens in your life. No matter what probles you have to face on your path. As long as you do not change your postition, which is in Christ, you will be able to face it by changing your condition. Your condition should constantly change.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 3,915
john dixon avatar
Keeping New Year’s Simple
Shared by: john dixon on Jan, 2016
Summary: Develop a Positive Attitude Toward The Church
Scripture: Philippians 3:3-16
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 152