Sunday, March 17, 2013

Philippians 3:2-14 (Audio)

What is it about having a particular title that can make us feel more important than what we probably are? In this, the sermon for the fifth Sunday of Lent, we looked back at the Apostle Paul's Letter to the Philippian Church. Without getting into specifics over what his concerns with the church is, it might be fair to say that among the issues was whether or not the previous righteousness that the Law brought had to be practiced in addition to the righteousness that Christ brings to us by faith.

If anyone could claim success, or even righteousness, under the Law, it was the Apostle Paul. It is fascinating that Paul though begins this particular passage with the assertion that those who truly worship God do so in Spirit, nearly identical to the words Jesus spoke to the woman at the well.

So, in today's sermon, we looked at the comparisons of the life of Paul with this woman, who's name is never even mentioned.

How does it stack up with your life? Do you think that righteousness is something that can be attained through birth, or through effort? When we come into our time of worship do we approach God in humility of heart, or arrogance of self?

Take a listen to this morning's sermon, and let me know what you think.


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