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The Secret Of Salvation (9 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey
Philippians 3:1-10 "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 hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: Circumcised the eighth 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 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 may 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: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;"
Now that third verse is an important verse because it says we are the circumcision that means we are the true children of God and then it goes on to describe whom the true children of God are. Paul is going to describe his life before conversion. And I want you to pay careful attention because as you look at what he described you will say, my soul that is a good man. And yet the man he is describing is an unregenerate man, a lost man, and a man who was headed for hell.
The title of the message today is "The Secret of Salvation." There may be some today who would feel, pastor we don't need a me ...
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