Philippians 3:7–11 (GW)


These things that I once considered valuable, I now consider worthless for Christ. 8 It’s far more than that! I consider everything else worthless because I’m much better off knowing Christ Jesus, my Lord. It’s because of him that I think of everything as worthless. I threw it all away in order to gain Christ 9 and to have a relationship with him.


This means that I didn’t receive God’s approval by obeying his laws.


The opposite is true! I have God’s approval through faith in Christ. This is the approval that comes from God and is based on faith 10 that knows Christ. Faith knows the power that his coming back to life gives and what it means to share his suffering. In this way, I’m becoming like him in his death, 11 with the confidence that I’ll come back to life from the dead.


  1. Why is it sometimes difficult to drop off items at the thrift shop and such?
  2. What are you having trouble letting go of that may be blocking your spirit life in Christ?

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