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The Things That Really Count - Part 2 (2 of 2)
I want us to take God's word tonight and turn to the book of Philippians please, the third chapter. If bring a copy of God's word look there in the pew rack before you and most likely you'll find a copy there of God's word and turn in the new testament back toward the back and you'll find the book of Philippians and then find the third chapter and we're going to read in just a moment from God's word. Somewhere long ago I heard of an art teacher and the art teacher was instructing the students to paint and they had selected a hill, down in the hill was a valley and there were some buildings in the valley, it was a pastoral scene, a farm scene and the sun was setting. It was one of those exquisitely beautiful nights and the sun in the western sky was painted as only God can paint the sky and those artists were there trying to capture that scene. There was one of these student artists who had been painting a barn and he was laboriously painting the shingles on that barn and the instructor came up behind him, and watched for a while and tapped him on the shoulder and said my son, the sun is setting and you are painting shingles on a barn. Now, dear friend, God's son is sinking low and what we do we had better get busy and do it. These are not days to waste. And I want to talk to you tonight about THE THINGS THAT REALLY COUNT. Now, I'm reading here in Philippians chapter three, beginning in verse one. Finally my brethren and by the way, Paul was a Baptist preacher and when he said finally he didn't mean immediately. He had a lot more to say. "Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things unto you or to write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs," you didn't know that was in the bible, did you? You just thought that was on the front walk. "Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we are of the circumci ...
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