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The Things That Really Count - Part 1 (1 of 2)
The book of Philippians, chapter three. As we're preaching through Philippians and I don't know about you but I'm having a good time in the book of Philippians. And we begin reading in verse one. Do you have it? If you don't look on with a neighbor. "Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we are the circumcision which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he have whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more. Circumcised the eight day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless."
But, now, here's the key and you watch it. "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 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 might win Christ, 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."
We're going to be thinking this morning on the things that really count, the things that really count. You will notice in verses seven and eight that Paul is talking about the things that really count. A lot of people today and many of them church people are spending time and giving energy in things that really don't count. And a thousand years from now and a million years from now, they will make absolutely no difference. And so today, I want you to check up and see tha ...
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