Jubilee Evangelical Church
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

How to be Identified with Jesus Christ

Date

June 13, 2021



Summary

How to be Identified with Jesus Christ

Philippians 3:1-6

My Sermon Notes from June 13, 2021 Full Text: Philippians 3:1-6

最後,我的弟兄們,你們要靠著主喜樂。我寫這些話給你們,在我並不困難,對你們卻是妥當的。

你們要提防那些“狗”,提防作惡的,提防行割禮的。 其實我們這些靠 神的靈來敬拜,在基督耶穌裡誇口而不倚靠肉體的人,才是受割禮的, 雖然我有理由可以倚靠肉體。如果別人認為可以倚靠肉體,我就更加可以了; 我第八天受割禮,屬於以色列民族便雅憫支派,是希伯來人所生的希伯來人。按著律法來說,我是個法利賽人; 按著熱誠來說,我是迫害教會的;按著律法上的義來說,我是無可指摘的。

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. Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 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— though I myself have reasons for such confidence.

If someone else thinks they have reasons to put 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; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

 

Discussion Questions:

1. What is the value of the inward connection with Jesus than simply having an outward connection to Him?

2. Do you think it is critical to have a better understanding of the Christian teachings to really grow in the faith?

3. What is the problem if the connection with Jesus is just outward devoid of an internal connection? Think about your friends and relatives who are not believers, would you commit to pray for them daily, to share the gospel to them and bring them to Christ? As Christ followers, that is our spiritual value of True friendship.