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)