Righteous Or Rubbish – Philippians 3:1-9
As followers of Jesus, we sometimes feel pressured to act in certain ways, fit in with certain norms, or participate in certain activities. The pressure is subtle, but it carries the idea that if you really want to please God, you must act a certain way or engage in certain activities. The Apostle Paul discovered that this was happening in the church at Philippi, and wrote some very intense words that may surprise you. He said the goal is to know Christ and be led by Him; not to follow a legalistic code, but a living Christ.
Memory Verse: “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.” Phil 3:9