Summit Church of Castle Rock
Holding on to Progress (2)
Sunday Morning Sermon at Summit Church
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  • Castle View High School Auditorium
    5254 N Meadows Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109, United States
    Sunday 10:30 AM
TEXT: Philippians 3:5-21
INTRODUCTION – Religion is the WRONG measure of Success.
Philippians 3:5-11 (NLT) - 5 I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a pure-blooded citizen of Israel and a member of the tribe of Benjamin—a real Hebrew if there ever was one! I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law. 6 I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church. And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault. 7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.
TRUTH #1 –
Religion is Worthless, Knowing Christ is what truly MATTERS.
8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. 10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11 so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!
TRUTH #2 –
We are JUSTIFIED by FAITH and not by WORKS.
(JESUS is STILL WORKING miracles today)
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Philippians 3:12-16 New Living Translation (NLT)
Pressing toward the Goal
12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
TRUTH #3 –
Forget the PAST and press ON to God’s future.
15 Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you. 16 But we must hold on to the progress we have already made.
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QUESTION: What are you backtracking for? In what areas of your life is God challenging you to KEEP your PROGRESS?
TRUTH #4 –
HOLD ON to your PROGRESS in Christ.
Galatians 5:7-14 New International Version (NIV) 7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. 9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” 10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion, whoever that may be, will have to pay the penalty….13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Our Study of Philippians 3 Continues:
Philippians 3:17-19 New Living Translation (NLT) 17 Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth.
TRUTH #5 –
Followers of Jesus are KINGDOM minded.
Philippians 3:17-19 New Living Translation (NLT) - 17 Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example.18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth.
TRUTH #6 – As Christians we follow in the footsteps of CHRIST
This is impossible to do until we submit to Christ.
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