In Real Life
Who do you know that aims to honor the Bible’s commands from a glad heart for the right reasons? What do you perceive as their motivation(s)?
Have you ever known someone who seemed to be keeping Biblical commands for the wrong reasons? What reasons? How did it effect that person?
READ Philippians 3:1-11 and listen carefully to how Paul addresses the dangers of legalism and self-righteousness.
Confronting Our Self-righteousness
b. family background: thinking my family’s heritage or practices automatically connect me to God
c. title: achieving God’s favor and approval through my titles, roles, and achievements
d. rule keeping: working to be a good enough person for God to love and give a place in Heaven
e. zeal: being sincere and passionate to prove my allegiance and to deserve eternal life
Counting Rubbish And Chasing Joy
Close in prayer based on what the Holy Spirit has taught you and highlighted as significant for you in this study.