Sermon Notes 2021 08 22 AM

August 22, 2021 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#5 in series)

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The Benefits of Relationship

Philippians 3:7-11


What do we gain from our relationship with God?


1) We gain our true __ by knowing Jesus. (vv. 7-9a)

 Deep need of humanity: The need for __ identity

A New Testament snapshot of Christian identity:

  • I am a child of God. (Rom. 8:16)
  • I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear fruit. (Joh. 15:16)
  • I am a slave of righteousness. (Rom. 6:18)
  • I am a new creation. (2 Cor. 5:17)
  • I am a saint. (Eph. 1:1)
  • I am righteous and holy. (Eph. 4:24)
  • I am hidden with Christ in God. (Col. 3:3)
  • I am chosen and dearly loved by God. (1 Thes. 1:4)
  • I am an alien and stranger to this world. (1 Pet. 2:11)


2)  We gain __ through the righteousness of Jesus. (v. 9b)

Deep need of humanity: The need for __


3)  We gain unlimited __ through the resurrection of Jesus. (v. 10a)

Deep need of humanity: The need for __


4)  We gain an empathetic __ through the suffering of Jesus. (10b)

Deep need of humanity: The need for __


5) We gain __ through the finished work of Jesus. (v. 11)

Deep need of humanity: The need to know about __



Notice the theological sequence:

  • Verse 08: Identification
  • Verse 09: Justification
  • Verse 10: Sanctification
  • Verse 11: Glorification