Partakers of Grace through Proper Accounting
3 principles to help us place the right value on knowing Christ
I. Self-Righteousness is __________________
A. This merits ____________________ warnings
v. 1- to write the same thing again is no trouble to me
2 Peter 1:12-15 - Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you. I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.
B. It merits __________ warning
1. by ____________________________
Philippians 3:2 - Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision…
2. by ________________
Philippians 3:3 - …for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh…
II. Self-Righteousness is ____________
A. Paul’s ________________
1. circumcised the eighth day
2. of the nation of ____________
3. of the tribe of ________________
4. a Hebrew of the Hebrews
5. as to the ______, a Pharisee
6. as to ________, a persecutor of the church
7. as to righteousness which is in the law, found __________________
B. His ____________________
Philippians 3:7 - But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
verse 8 – “I count them but rubbish”...
skubala - dung
III. Self-Righteousness is _______________________
A. The value of ______________ Christ
Philippians 3:8 - More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord...
know – ginowsko – experiential knowledge, or personal knowledge – shared life with Christ
Galatians 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
v. 8 – the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
Philippians 2:14 - Do all things without grumbling or disputing…
B. The possibility of ______________ Christ
Jeremiah 9:23-24 - Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
C. The ________________ of being found in Christ
Philippians 3:9 - …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…
D. The potential of knowing Him ________
Philippians 3:10 - …that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death…