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“To Be Found In Him”

June 13, 2021

“To Be Found In Him”

Blessings folk!

How do you want to be remembered?

Read this passage again.
How does Paul say that he desires to “be found”?

Phl 3:7-11

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;

in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.


Is this your desire?
To be found in Him…in the righteousness of Christ.

Or, do you depend upon your own righteousness?

We must be found in His righteousness…by faith.
We must know Him.
We must know the power of His resurrection.
We must know the fellowship of His sufferings.
We must be conformed to His death.

All in order that we might attain to the resurrection from the dead.

It is by these that we are to be remembered.

Not by the ways and manners of the world.

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The Word: Episode 1684 Matthew 13:18-23

“Attain!”

June 12, 2021

“Attain!”

Blessings folk!

Paul knew that his righteousness did not derive from the Law.

Do we know this?
Really?
Listen to what we say.

So many speak of only “their church”, “their denomination”, “their” patron father of denominationalism.

We are in trouble when we hear more about Calvin, Wesley, Luther, McArthur, Jeremiah et. al. than we do Jesus Christ and Father.

Read this passage again, it will do you no harm. Happy

Paul wanted to know Christ.
Paul rested in Christ, not in the attainments of religion nor the Law.

Phl 3:7-11
But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;

in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.


Faith in Christ.
Righteousness from God.
Power of His resurrection.
Fellowship of His sufferings.
Conformity to His death.

Yes!
This!

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The Word: Episode 1683 Matthew 13:14-17

“Whatever Gained, Counted As Loss”

June 11, 2021

“Whatever Gained, Counted As Loss”

Blessings folk!

Read the passage again…

Phl 3:7-11
But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;

in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.


Know these truths.
Reflect on these truths.
Live these truths.

Whatever we have “gained” in this life is nothing compared to being “in Christ”.

Paul had reached the pinnacle of religious leadership.
He had just described himself this way…

Phl 3:4-5
although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh.
If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:

circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin,
a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church;
as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.


He was a Hebrew of Hebrews.
He was righteous…in his own eyes and deeds.
As to the Law, he was found blameless.
Yet, he says that all this is to be “counted as loss” as compared to what is gained in Christ.

Have you gained Christ?
Or, are you still living in religion?

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The Word: Episode 1682 Matthew 13:10-13

“To Know Christ…

June 10, 2010

“To Know Christ…

Blessings folk!

The Power of God!

Read very closely.

What did Paul desire to “know”?

Phl 3:7-11

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;

in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Paul desired to know Christ Jesus.
Do we?

He considered this knowledge to be of “surpassing value”.

To know Jesus.
To know the Power of His resurrection.
To know the fellowship of His sufferings.
To be conformed to His death.

Why?
To attain to the resurrection of the dead.

Is this what we see in our lives personally?
Is this what we see corporately?

No wonder we are in the state we are in…

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The Word: Episode 1681 Matthew 13:1-9