Valley Bible Academy – St. John's Lutheran Church

Throw Out The Trash

5th Sunday In Lent:
Date: March 22, 2015


Philippians 3:7-14

But what things were gain to me, these I have counted
loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of
the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of
all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found
in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that
which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by
faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the
fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any
means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have
already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold
of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not
count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those
things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are
ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in
Christ Jesus.

Theme: Throw Out The Trash

I: Your best is only trash (7-9)
II: Christ’s best is yours by faith (7-11)
III: Keep on living “trash free” (12-14)