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Philippians 3:8-14 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
1Cr 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:5-6 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
1 Corinthians 4:15-16 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
As Paul follows Christ, he is fulfilling the Word of for us in Christ Jesus. How are we going to be judged?
Rom 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Rom 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
2Ti 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
Let us hear Paul for he is the primary chosen of God and Christ Himself to give the Gospel to the body of Christ His Church.
In Christ by Paul's Gospel given to him by Jesus Christ Himself "for you".
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| Re: following Paul as he followed Christ;|
"the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death"
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Thank you for bringing these to my attention. I feel overwhelmed with my idiocy and selfishness, but I thank God that He has "power to establish" us.
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Praise God, He has not only established us completely in Christ, but doth (is) establishing us and will establish us. Amen
2Cr 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us];
In Christ: Phillip
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| Re: following Paul as he followed Christ;|
Paul; who experienced so many hardships and
suffered the loss of all things so that he
could gain Christ, is an excellent example to
model your Christian walk and life upon !!
Martin G. Smith
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Paul was chosen before He was ever born, to fulfill the Word of God. This is what separates the Body of Christ from the Old Testament, God's people the children of Israel. We are called the Children of God, That is the difference in the Gospel of Moses and the Gospel of Paul in Christ Jesus. The Old story, Law and Grace.
It is all up to God in whom is saved. Matthew 16:16-18 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The Rock is the Rock of our Salvation, truly, Jesus Christ the Son of God. Given in Paul that he might reveal this Christ in him to us, that we might know that our only hope of Glory is The Christ in us, new birth, new life, new nature, new Father: Amen.
Galatians 1:15-16 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
To reveal His Son in us was Pauls calling.
Colossians 1:25-29 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
In Christ by the Will of God and the teaching of Paul: Phillip
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