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  • Knowing people
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  • Do we know God? Know His presence? Know His thoughts? Know His voice? Know His character?
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  • Do we know God? I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details. --Albert Einstein I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details. --Albert Einstein
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  • How do we know God? Know His presence? Know His thoughts? Know His voice? Know His character?
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  • What does a follower of Jesus look like?
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  • Philippians written from prison Future uncertain Explaining Pauls desire to be 100% for Jesus
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  • Philippians 3 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.
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  • Why a safeguard? What is the danger?
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  • Philippians 3 2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. What were flesh mutilators? Those who believed Gods... acceptance call salvation Were dependent on physical ritual
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  • Philippians 3 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 The receivers of Gods... acceptance call salvation Are those who follow Jesus
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  • Philippians 3 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 others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel,
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think 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;
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think 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;
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:... 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church;
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:... 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: Paul is close to God If God looks at 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, Religious ritual
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: Paul is close to God If God looks at of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; Religious ritual Family and class
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: Paul is close to God If God looks at in regard to the law, a Pharisee; Religious ritual Family and class Doctrine and education
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: Paul is close to God If God looks at 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; Religious ritual Family and class Doctrine and education Service and commitment
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  • Philippians 3 4 If others think they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: Paul is close to God If God looks at 6 as for righteousness based on the law, faultless. Religious ritual Family and class Doctrine and education Service and commitment Behaviour and lifestyle
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  • Philippians 3 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. Paul is close to God If God looks at Religious ritual Family and class Doctrine and education Service and commitment Behaviour and lifestyle
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  • Paul is close to God If God looks at Religious ritual Family and class Doctrine and education Service and commitment Behaviour and lifestyle LOS S Philippians 3 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
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  • Paul is close to God If God looks at Religious ritual Family and class Doctrine and education Service and commitment Behaviour and lifestyle LOS S Philippians 3 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ
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  • Paul is close to God Religious ritual Family and class Doctrine and education Service and commitment Behaviour and lifestyle Philippians 3 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ Jesus v/s
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  • Paul is close to God Religious ritual Family and class Doctrine and education Service and commitment Behaviour and lifestyle Philippians 3 7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ Knowing Jesus v/s
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  • Philippians 3 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christthe righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christyes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
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  • Knowing Christ
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  • Philippians 3 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christthe righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christyes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Knowing Christ Gaining Christ
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  • Philippians 3 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christthe righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christyes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Knowing Christ Gaining Christ Being In Christ
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  • Philippians 3 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christthe righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christyes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Knowing Christ Gaining Christ Being In Christ Meaning:?
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  • Philippians 3 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christthe righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christyes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Knowing Christ Gaining Christ Being In Christ Meaning: Forgiveness Knowing and experiencing
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  • Philippians 3 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss be