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No Room for Complacency (Part 2)
Bible Text: Philippians 3:11-21 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: No Room for Complacency, Philippians
1. Our salvation is secure because (continuation of list from last week’s recap):
-Jesus is our Advocate (1 John 2:1) and He intercedes for us (Heb 7:25) when Satan accuses us to God the Father. Jesus’ work would be ineffective if we could be lost.
-Jesus loses none that the Father gives Him (John 6:39-40)
2. In verse 11 Paul was not expressing doubt about his salvation. Nor was he expressing doubt about being raised from the dead (see I Cor 15:51-53; 1 Thes 4:13-18).
3. Paul’s hope in Phil 3:11 was either an expression of humility; a wish to be part of those who would be alive when Christ returned and therefore be raptured, or most likely a desire to live in resurrection power (dying to sin, self, selfishness, pride and living in newness of life in resurrection power).