PAUL’S LOSS AND GAIN
                                                                     Philippians 3:7-9 (868)

   Introduction

        A.  Judaizing teachers in the church in Philippi were teaching the necessity of
              circumcision based on the Law of Moses.  V2
              1.  It seems that some of the converts found it difficult to let go of all the regulations
                   of the Old Law.
         B.  The apostle Paul used himself as an example of one who had given up Judaism
               for Christianity.  V4
         C.  Let’s consider what Paul told these Christians that he had given up to become a
              Christian what he had gained as a Christian and then we will  make a practical
              application.

     I.  Paul’s loss.  Vv4-6

         A.  His proud _______________.  V5

         B.  His ______________ which was Judaism.  Vv5-6; Galatians 1:13-16 (859)

         C.  His attitude about his loss.  Vv7-8

   II.  Paul’s gain.  Vv7-11

         A.  Christ.  Vv7-9; Galatians 2:20 (860)

         B.  All __________________ blessings.  Ephesians 1:3 (863)

         C.  God’s righteousness.  Philippians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21 (854)

         D.  The promise of ____________ life.  Phil. 3:11; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 (880)

  III.  Question for each to answer:  Is there anything that I need to give up to become a
         Christian?

         A.  Examples:

         B.  Galatians 6:7-8 (862)

         C.  Wouldn’t we like to have the attitude expressed by the apostle Paul in Philippians 3:12-
               15?

Closing
         A.  An example of another man who gave up his religion to become a Christian.  Acts 8:26-39 (808)