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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 23-The Great Motive

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Topic:The Great Motive Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Phil 3:12 Paul says this is the great motive of his life. He is not referring to the resurrection, he is referring back to verse …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 22-Knowing Him

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Topic:Knowing Him I want to know Christ — yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death Phil 3:10 Paul says he is quite ready to give up the usual status symbols of the Christian for the personal knowledge and friendship of Jesus Christ. This is not an academic subject. …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 21-Adequate Living

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Topic:Adequate Living Consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord… Phil 3:8a Have you ever made this evaluation in your own life? Have you ever really tried this? Just sit down, and list your assets, the things that are important to you, things you think you could not do without. The factors to …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 20-Dangerous Confidence

Topic:Dangerous Confidence But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. Phil 3:7 What was the ground of Paul’s confidence that he could achieve his mission? He could be confident in four things: his ancestry, his orthodoxy, his activity and his morality. But it is important to see how and when Paul changed his …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 19-The Menace of External Religion

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Topic:True Spirituality …who put no confidence in the flesh. Phil 3:3b The measure of true spirituality is in contrast to those who put confidence in some self-effort. Paul says, we put no confidence in the flesh. We are living in an age that continually strives to get us to put confidence in the flesh. We are taught from childhood that …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 18-The Menace of External Religion

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Topic:The Menace of External Religion Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. Phil 3:2 This is a warning about the menace of external religion. This seems like a rather abrupt change of subject, but there is a very vital connection with the previous verse. What is it that destroys rejoicing in the Lord? It’s dwelling …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 17-Rejoice!

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Topic:Rejoice! Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! Phil 3:1a I suppose if you wanted to sum up Christianity in four words this would be the best possible phrase you could use: rejoice in the Lord. This is the mark of spiritual life, of a truly spiritual Christian. It is the distinctive sign of a victorious Christian. It …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 16-Helpfulness

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Topic:Helpfulness But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. Phil 2:25 In verses 25-30 we meet Epaphroditus. Here is a man of different temperament from Timothy. Epaphroditus is the one who brought the gift from Philippi …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 15-No One Else Like Him

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Topic:No One Else Like Him I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. Phil 2:20 We meet two friends of the Apostle Paul in this last half of chapter two. These were real men who quite unconsciously display the character of Jesus Christ, excellent examples of all Paul has been writing about. First …

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Devotional by Ray Stedman for March 14-Poured Out

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Topic:Poured Out And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. Phil 2:16b Paul is looking forward to the great day when time will be rolled up as the dawn and cast aside, and all the fruit of Christian labor will be made visible-when all the gold, …

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