Selfless Part 6 “Selfless Sacrifice”
Selfless sacrifice is the __________________ way of life for the Jesus follower. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
What does selfless sacrifice look like for ____________?
Selfless sacrifice involves _______________. Philippians 3:4-8
4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence.
If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 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
Paul had everything the religious world had to offer and he willingly ____________ it all up.
What have I _____________ for the cause of Jesus Christ?
An unwillingness to sacrifice indicates a problem in your __________________ with Jesus Christ.
Selfless sacrifice brings ________________. Philippians 3:8-10
8 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 9 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. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
The “gain” for Paul was the _________________ of Jesus.
The kind of knowledge Paul writes about is not __________________ but ___________________.
Knowing Jesus by experiences involves….
…the ______________________ of God by faith
…the ______________________ of the resurrection
The resurrection is the _________________ demonstration of power on earth.
You don’t receive power to _________ difficult objects but to _____________ difficult people.
You don’t receive power to _________ but rather to ______________.
…the ____________________ of suffering. Phil. 1:29
29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,
Selfless sacrifice involves _______________ on Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
What is the object of your _____________?
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in…Aim “at earth and you will get neither. “ C.S. Lewis