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Misplaced Confidence (Part 1)
Bible Text: Philippians 3:1-11 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Misplaced Confidence, Philippians
1. Paul has already dealt with the problems of pride and divisions infecting Philippi. He now deals with legalistic teachers who were exacerbating the problem with their teaching.
2. Legalism (a works righteousness based upon human effort rather than trusting the grace of God) erects a standard which is not Biblical or which perverts the Biblical text and leads to pride and self-righteousness.
-impoverishes our spiritual experience
-brings others under condemnation to our standards
-concentrates on externals with no power to touch the heart
-endangers and defiles those who come into contact with it