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Philippians 3.1-11 (2017.02.12 Sermon)

February 13th, 2017

John Chandler

John Chandler, thanks to the apostle Paul, spent a great deal of time talking about circumcision and excrement.

Quotes and links mentioned:

  • Saul clung to his zeal and force of will. Sounding like the prototypical Enneagram Type One that he was, after his conversion he described this as his desire to attain perfection by the strength of his efforts. What a relief it must have been for him to replace the perfection he had sought through hard work with “the perfection that comes through faith in Christ, and is from God”. — David Benner in The Gift of Being Yourself
  • But, like Paul, awareness of the flesh helps us understand how it can be a conduit for God’s purposes. For example, Paul used his status as a Roman citizen in to avoid a flogging and imprisonment (Acts 22:25-29). — MaryKate Morse in Making Room for Leadership
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