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Philippians: Values

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Summary

Week 1 - Practical Christianity
Week 2 - Fatherly Advice
Week 3 - What we value
We opened Philippians talking about Practical Christianity.  Paul used himself as a model. Chapter 2, we saw Paul provide Fatherly Advice and help steer us a Christians in the right direction.  This morning, we are going to talk about what do we value? What is important to us.  
Week 4 - Paul will give us more encouragement.

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This morning, the question set before us is what do we value?
Last week, Brylee was in dance camp. At the end of the dance camp, she had a , performance and danced in three songs. The whole group did so well. As you can imagine, all the parents were there, taking pictures and clapping. At the end of the performance, they call out each name and the child goes up and gets a medal.
This was her first medal. She was so excited about it. She wore it most of the day. She was so proud.
I want us to think back at those trophy’s that we won. Maybe we won them for a sport or academic excellence. All the time, energy, money, blood, sweat, tears that went into getting those awards.
I want us to think back at those trophy’s that we won. Maybe we won them for a sport or academic excellence. What happens with those awards after they are won? They get put in a box, thrown in the garage, and sometimes end up in the trash.
All the time, energy, money, blood, sweat, tears that went into getting those awards. We thought we valued these things at the time, but now they no longer hold the same value.
Paul
uco, Peru, and his home church in Livermore, Calif., where about 1,000 people worshipped for the first time on June 16.
"But feeling unfulfilled by worldly success, Kaufman was inspired by a core group of devout Christian players – especially Raiders fullback Jerone Davison – to forge a path as an ordained minister." He started The Well Christian Community in 2003, and in the past decade it has expanded to oversee nine churches in Reno, Nev.; Concord, Calif.; Hiroshima, Japan; Lima and Huanuco, Peru, and his home church in Livermore, Calif., where about 1,000 people worshipped for the first time on June 16.
Application - We often find ourselves placing value in things that don’t have eternal value. Like acquiring the trophies or awards, we can work ourselves to death trying to be the best. We are the best at work, the best mom, the best wife, the best husband, the best dad, the best at church. We strive everyday to accomplish get everything we can. At some point, you realize that all these things that you have been chasing, don’t fill that void in your heart.
"We've always had a global mindset when it comes to getting the gospel out," Kaufman told Mercury News. "This is our home of operations, but we have a heart for the nations."
Philippians 3:1–11 ESV
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

1. What did Paul Value?

I want us to think back at those trophy’s that we won. Maybe we won them for a sport or academic excellence.
Paul recognizes this feeling. In , he says in verse 4 “though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:” Why can he say this?
What is going on this chapter that requires such a harsh warning
He was circumcised on the 8th day

He was an Israelite, trip of Benjamin, Hebrew of Hebrews
He was a Pharisee, persecutor of the church
He was righteous and blameles
Paul was a good guy.
He valued what others thought was important
He had every reason to boast

Encounter with Christ

Philippians 3:7–11 ESV
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
Philippians 3:4–10 ESV
though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—
Philippians
But.... But is a powerful word because it interrupts all this. Everything I gained. Everything I had. Paul says, I was good! He says BUT I count all that as lose. Everything!. It is like rubbish or garbage. After we encounter Jesus nothing else matters.
Philippians 7-11
I used to help with a class called discover ministry. Some of you have been through it. In it there men and women who had accomplished all of their goals but was empty inside. They

What Does Paul Value now?

2. What Does Paul Value now?

3 Finally, my brothers,1 krejoice in the Lord. lTo write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

2 Look out for mthe dogs, look out for nthe evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3 For owe are the circumcision, pwho worship qby the Spirit of God2 and rglory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— 4 sthough I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 tcircumcised on the eighth day, uof the people of Israel, vof the tribe of Benjamin, ua Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, wa Pharisee; 6 xas to zeal, ya persecutor of the church; zas to righteousness under the law,3 blameless. 7 But awhatever gain I had, bI counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of cthe surpassing worth of dknowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I ehave suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having fa righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but gthat which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 hthat I may know him and ithe power of his resurrection, and jmay share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may kattain the resurrection from the dead.

7 But awhatever gain I had, bI counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of cthe surpassing worth of dknowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I ehave suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having fa righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but gthat which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10

10 hthat I may know him and ithe power of his resurrection, and jmay share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may kattain the resurrection from the dead.

He states that He wants to know him
To know the power of the resurrection
To share in his suffering
Become like him in his death

Scripture

Thanks Paul how is this possible?
Christ changes everything!
I’d rather have jesus than silver or gold
I’d rather be His than have riches untold
I’d rather have Jesus than anything this world affords today - Miller

3.  How has his life changed?

12 Not that I have already lobtained this or mam already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: nforgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for othe prize of the upward pcall of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are qmature think this way, and if in anything ryou think otherwise, sGod will reveal that also to you. 16 Only tlet us hold true to what we have attained.

12 Not that I have already lobtained this or mam already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: nforgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for othe prize of the upward pcall of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are qmature think this way, and if in anything ryou think otherwise, sGod will reveal that also to you. 16 Only tlet us hold true to what we have attained.

17 Brothers, ujoin in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk vaccording to the example you have in us. 18 For wmany, of whom I have often told you and now tell you xeven with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 yTheir end is destruction, ztheir god is their belly, and athey glory in their shame, with bminds set on earthly things. 20 But cour citizenship is in heaven, and dfrom it we eawait a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform four lowly body gto be like his glorious body, hby the power that enables him even ito subject all things to himself.

His life has changed because he lets go of what is behind him and focuses on whats ahead.
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Some of us need to shed what is behinds us and move forward.
Paul presses on toward the goal. Understanding that the prize is the upward call in Christ. Do we think this way? Paul says let the mature think this way. Are we mature.
2.  What does Paul value now?
3.  How has his life changed?

Application

What do we value? Have we aligned ourselves with mature thinking?  Are we inviting others to imitate us? 
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