Follow the example of the Lord Jesus Christ.
1.Why, in the past, could Paul have confidence in the flesh?
v 5 and 6 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.
2. What does Paul want to attain to?
v 11 if by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
3. What will the Lord Jesus do for our body when he comes from heaven?
v 21 who will change the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, ...
- v 1 to 6 Paul warns the Philippians to beware of those who insist on circumcision. Paul rejoices in Jesus Christ and puts no confidence in flesh even though he has good reason to do so
- v 7 to 12 Paul regards the good news of the resurrection of the dead that comes through Jesus Christ, as being far better than anything he could gain under the law
- v 13 to 16 Believers are encouraged to make every effort to follow Jesus Christ and receive the wonderful prize that God offers through Christ
v 17 to 21 Paul encourages the Philippians to follow his example and resist those who think about earthly things. Believers are citizens having a heavenly ruler, Jesus Christ, who will return from heaven and then their bodies will be made like his