Knowing Christ (3)

We’ve discussed how knowing Christ means 1) we find our central identity and status in Him, 2) understanding the power of His resurrection, and 3) proclaiming, rehearsing, and displaying His redemptive suffering in our lives. But how do we do that last one? Is it simply through sitting in comfortable assemblies, eating the bread andContinue reading “Knowing Christ (3)”

Knowing Christ (2)

Paul goes on to contrast the righteousness that comes through faith in Christ with that which comes through the law (v. 9). He’s already told us that he was “faultless” or “blameless” in regard to possessing a righteousness from the law (v. 6). He’s certainly not saying he was perfect (as an understanding of theContinue reading “Knowing Christ (2)”

Knowing Christ (1)

Philippians 3:7-11 is a powerful text because it discusses what it means to know Christ. Jesus said in John 17:3, “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” To know Jesus in a relational way (rather than simply knowing about Him) is to possessContinue reading “Knowing Christ (1)”