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Summary: The newness of the new believer.

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“All Things New”

Text: Philippians 3:7-11 7. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

8. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

10. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11. If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

Introduction: The Bible plainly teaches us that if we have been born that “old things are passed away; behold all things are become new”. This is without a doubt a major evidence of an individual who has truly been born again; he is a new creature in Christ.

Today, as God gives us liberty, we would like to examine the apostle Paul and consider four things that he speaks of that were made new in his life after his salvation experience.

I. Notice that his Values became new. (V. 7)

~ Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

A) His old Relations were no longer of value to him. (Philippians 3:5)

B) His old Religion was no longer of value to him. (Philippians 3:5-6)

When an individual gets saved their values change. Things that were once so seemingly important to them begin to look dim and drab. Have your values changed? If so it is an indicator that you have the real thing concerning salvation, which is in and of Jesus Christ our glorious Lord.

II. Notice that his Ventures became new. (V. 8)

~ Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

A) Notice with me what he Done concerning his new venture.

In his new venture he was willing to leave behind all that he had ever known, and count it as nothing more than “dung” or worthless refuse, in his pursuit of something much more sublime.

B) Notice with me what he Desired concerning his new venture.

In his new venture he desired something much more than he had ever had before. He desired someone, not just someone but a sovereign someone. He desired a full relationship with the Son of God. Nothing less would do; he must not just know him casually, he must know him fully.

What are you pursuing? Do you desire the fullest possible relationship with Christ? If so, you will have no trouble counting all things but refuse, and loss in light of him who is the fairest among ten thousand.

III. Notice that his Victory became new. (V. 9)

~ Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

A) The Claim of his new victory.


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