Sunday, 16 July 2017

But One Thing I Do

Philippians 3:2-4:1

Pastor Jim Welch
  • Know your enemy
    Phil. 3:2, 18-19
  • Know the truth
    Phil. 3: 3, 20
  • Paul's pedigree
    Phil. 3:4-6
  • Paul's paradigm shift
    Phil. 3:7
  • Knowing Christ as Savior and Lord
    Phil 3:7-11
  • But one thing I Do:
    Phil. 3: 12-14
  • Forgetting what is behind
    Phil. 3:13
  • Press on (2x), _straining toward what is ahead
    Phil 3: 12,14, 20-21
  • Result: We stand firm
    Phil. 4:1

Notes for further discussion and study for individuals and small groups

  • Saul of Tarsus (Paul) reached the pinnacle of his religious profession, yet was tormented by inner failure. See Romans 7:21-24. Discuss the difference between being religious on the one hand and having a relationship with God on the other.
  • Read Romans 7:25-8:4 where Scripture teaches us about the transformation of the believer in Christ. Is this true even when my experience is otherwise?
  • A lot of Scriptures deal with our dying and living in Christ. Choose from the following to read/study/discuss:
    • Romans 6:1-14
    • 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
    • Galatians 2:19-20
    • Colossians 3:1-17
  • As a believer we walk a path tread by great people of faith in the past. Read (or reread) Hebrews 11 and notice the same themes of going forward in faith and not going back that our passage in Philippians 3 emphasizes.