2007-03-25 — We Rejoice In The Righteousness That Comes From God!

Church Year: Lent 5:
Date: March 25, 2007

Theme: We Rejoice In The Righteousness That Comes From God!

1-Righteousness That Is Ours Through Faith In Christ.
2-Righteousness With Which We Press On To The Prize
– Philippians 3:7-14

– Guest Speaker: Seminarian Ed Starkey

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 358 : Lamb of God, We Fall Before Three Hymnary.org link
TLH 175 : When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Hymnary.org link
TLH 371 : Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness Hymnary.org link
TLH 179 : On My Heart Imprint Thy Image Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 43:16-21
Passion History

Theme: We Rejoice In The Righteousness That Comes From God!

1-Righteousness That Is Ours Through Faith In Christ.
2-Righteousness With Which We Press On To The Prize

Philippians 3:7-14

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Straining Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (ESV)