COUNTING ALL THINGS LOSS
ZOOM ID: 882 5757 1008 PASSCODE: 836717
LESSON TEXT: Philippians 3:7-21
GOLDEN TEXT (Philippians 3:7): “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ”
Aim: To examine Paul’s spiritual goals as revealed in Philippians 3:7-21.
Principle: To teach that spiritual success requires that we press on in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Application: To encourage students to follow Paul’s example and to press on with Christ.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Page 19
INTRODUCING THE LESSON: Page 24
EVALUATION OF THE OLD LIFE (Philippians 3:7) 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
ENDORSEMENT OF THE NEW LIFE (Philippians 3:8-14) 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.
EXHORTATION TO OTHERS (Philippians 3:15-21) 15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained. 17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
CONCLUDING THE LESSON: p. 25
ANTICIPATING THE NEXT LESSON: Next week we will have Official Board Meeting, but the next Wednesday after that, (March 6, 2024) we are going to study Philippians 4:4-18. “Learning Contentment.”