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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians Part 4


October 25, 2020


Paul’s Letter to the Philippians Part 4

Philippians 3:1-11

My Sermon Notes from October 25, 2020 Full Text:

腓立比書 Philippians 3:1-11

1 弟兄們,我還有話說,你們要靠主喜樂!我把這話再寫給你們,於我並不為難,於你們卻是妥當。 2 應當防備犬類,防備作惡的,防備妄自行割的。 3 因為真受割禮的,乃是我們這以神的靈敬拜,在基督耶穌裡誇口,不靠著肉體的。 4 其實我也可以靠肉體,若是別人想他可以靠肉體,我更可以靠著了。 5 我第八天受割禮,我是以色列族便雅憫支派的人,是希伯來人所生的希伯來人。就律法說,我是法利賽人; 6 就熱心說,我是逼迫教會的;就律法上的義說,我是無可指摘的。 7 只是我先前以為於我有益的,我現在因基督都當做有損的。 8 不但如此,我也將萬事當做有損的,因我以認識我主基督耶穌為至寶。 我為他已經丟棄萬事,看做糞土,為要得著基督, 9 並且得以在他裡面,不是有自己因律法而得的義,乃是有信基督的義,就是因信神而來的義; 10 使我認識基督,曉得他復活的大能,並且曉得和他一同受苦,效法他的死, 11 或者我也得以從死裡復活。

1 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

Discussion Questions:

1. How can I actively resist sinful schemes of our enemy by prayer?
2. How can I prepare myself to suffer for the Lord (if God allows)?