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9. True Righteousness (Part I)—A Study in Contrasts: The Judaizers and Paul (Philippians 3:1-8) True Righteousness (Part II) (Philippians 3:9-11)

The Subject/Complement and Exegetical Outline

Note: The exposition of Philippians 3:1-11 was completed in two studies, i.e., 3:1-8, and 3:9-11. We will treat both lessons here as one.

Subject/Complement: The reason Paul considered his pedigree and all his past achievements as dung was in order to gain Christ and the righteousness He offers.

    A. Introduction (3:1)

    B. Warning against False Righteousness: The Judaizers (3:2-3)

      1. The Warning Proper (3:2)

      2. The Rationale (3:3)

    C. The Example of True Righteousness: The Life of Paul (3:4-11)

      1. Paul’s Previous Life in Judaism (3:4-8)

      2. Paul’s Present Life in Christ (3:9-11)

        a. Justification (3:9)

        b. Sanctification (3:10)

        c. Glorification (3:11)

Related Topics: Law, Regeneration, Justification, Teaching the Bible

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