Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lost & Found! (Phil 3:7-11)

Lost & Found

*Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Rom 10.17)
(In scripture, faith=faithfulness)

Written: Around 60AD from a prison cell in Rome
Philippians: Were affluent
  • Affluence
  • Influence
  • Confluence
  • Refluence
  • Effluence

Philippians 3:8-9 (NIV)
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 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

Desire affluence. Simply allow the Holy Spirit to change your gold standard.

➢Found1 (Furnished/Completed/Perfected)

Equipped, outfitted, or furnished:
He bought a new boat, fully found.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

➢Found2 (Originated/Inaugurated)

1. organize, inaugurate, institute, originate.

1. Set up or establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence:
to found a new publishing company.

2. To lay the lowest part of (a structure) on a firm base or ground i.e. a house founded on solid rock.

3. To base or ground (usually followed by on or upon):
a story founded on fact.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

*New identity is inaugurated in Christ

➢Found3 (Fashioned/Wired/Reflective)

1. To melt and pour (metal, glass, etc.) into a mold.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
“Before I formed you in the womb(A) I knew[a](B) you,
    before you were born(C) I set you apart;(D)
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.(E)”

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

No comments: