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Questions - Trading Religious Rules For Faith
February 9, 2020, 11:00 AM

These questions relate to the sermon on February 9, 2020, Trading Religious Rules For Faith.  The primary scripture is Philippians 3:7-17.

1.  What is the craziest trade or purchase you ever made, and how did it work out?

2.  In the first part of chapter 3, Paul warned his readers about people teaching that circumcision and following all Jewish law was required for disciples of Jesus.  Paul, of course, opposed such teaching.  What, if anything, can we glean from his warning that applies to us today?

3.  Pick out the seven reasons Paul gave for being more qualified with legalistic righteousness than the "mutilators of the flesh." (verses 4-6)

4.  While we may not have the same resume` as Paul, what do we need to leave behind as we pursue Christ?

5.  Is there anything you are having trouble letting go?

6.  Paul was truly single-minded, but we know of no family obligations or ongoing jobs.  How can a person leave the world behind for Christ but still be a good parent, mate, friend, employee, and student?

7.  Try this:  make a religious resume'; such as how long and how often you attend church, activities, commitments, all the things that would impress another church goer...

8.  Now wad up the resume', throw it in the rubbish bin, and replace it with one that simply says: JESUS CHRIST.

9.  From where does our righteousness come?