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02 February 12, 2012 Philippians, Chapter 3, Verse 9

  1. 1. PHILIPPIANSCHAPTER 3Verse 9February 12, 2012FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH JACKSON, MISSISSIPPIAnnouncements!Young Professionals ages 20-39 Next Generation Leader Lunch:  Thursday, February 16  11:45 am-1:00 pm  CLC Auditorium  Tickets be may purchased today at the kiosk on the 2nd floor for $10.00/person or call Patricia Jenkins at 949-1941 or register online at: www.fbcj.org.  The guest speaker is Martin Willoughby Business Consultant for Butler Snow.  His topic will be How to Accelerate Your Life.Hawgs and Horns:  Friday, February 17  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Fellowship Hall East  Special Guest: Ralph Vaughn of Barrett Firearms  Food, Door Prizes, Exhibits  $10 Adults  $5 Kids  Register at www.fbcj.orgWHOLE PERSON CARE CONFERENCE:  FEBRUARY 24-25  METS Medical Evangelism Training Seminar  BROADMOOR BAPTIST  FEBRUARY 24-25  Friday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  www.GoMETS.org
  2. 2. SHINE 2012:  Saturday, February 25  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  WHERE: Mission First and surrounding homes.  PROJECTS: demolition, construction, cleaning, painting, cooking, landscaping.  WHO: projects for all ages  LUNCH: cookout afterward  Register at www.fbcj.org or call the Community Missions Office at (601) 949-1932BREATH OF LIFE:  A SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS FOR THOSE WITH A CHRONIC COUGH.  TIME: APRIL 15th 8:00 AM  PLACE: ROOM E-423Thank You for Serving:  A banquet to honor waiters and waitresses.  PLACE: The South, 627 East Silas Brown, Jackson, MS 39201  When: Monday April 23rd 6:00-8:00 pmSunday School Lesson!Today we will again be studying the righteousness of Christ which comes to us on thebasis of faith from: Philippians 3:9  Imputed righteousness  Imparted righteousnessPhilippians 3:9b“not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which isthrough faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith”Philippians 3:9b
  3. 3. Hebrews 11:8-108 “By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which hewas to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he wasgoing.9 By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling intents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; (Hotel Earth)10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builderis God.” Hebrews 11:8-10  A little faith (even the size of a mustard seed) will take your soul to Heaven.  Great faith will bring Heaven to your soul!  Allowing Him to live in you.Faith involves more than mere intellectual assent to the truth of the Gospel; savingfaith includes trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and surrender to His lordship.The old T & O:Trust and Obey (sing)  It is on the basis of faith alone that righteousness comes from God to repentant sinners.Matthew 11:28-2928 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29  Give rest = justification  Find rest = sanctificationRIGHTEOUSNESS:  Impute – justification (give rest)  Impart – sanctification (find rest)Romans 8:29we are being “conformed to the image of His Son”(an ongoing process occurring in the present)Genesis 15:5-65 “ God took Abram outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count thestars, if you are able to count them.” And God said To him, “So shall you descendantsbe.”6 Then Abram believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.”Genesis 15:5-6  Righteousness is right standing with God and acceptance by Him.  reckoned it to him…
  4. 4.  credited it to his account…  imputed the righteousness of Christ to Abram…  Not only did God impute the righteousness of Christ on us,  He also imputed our sins on Christ.Paul declared that God "made Him Who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so thatwe might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:211 Peter 2:2424 “ He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins andlive for righteousness”  That repentant sinners have their sin imputed to Christ and His righteousness imputed to them is the heart of the Gospel.This righteousness of Christ and its relationship to the recipient can be likened to legaladoption and to legal marriage.Adoption legally constitutes a child to be the son or daughter of a person that is notthat childs birth parent.Similarly, in marriage the married partners are considered one entity legally.When a sinner believes in Christ, he or she is spiritually united with Christ, and thatunion makes it possible for God to credit believers with the righteousness of Christ.The imputation of Christs righteousness is not an alternative to union with Christ, butthe result of it.  The word “impute” means “to pass to one’s account”.  It means that Jesus places His righteousness upon our record when we trust upon Him for salvation.Romans 4:1-31 “What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, hasfound?2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but notbefore God.3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITEDTO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”  What a beautiful truth!  Abraham was not saved by good works; but rather, he believed God (faith) and was saved by Christ’s righteousness.
  5. 5.  Christ’s perfection was imputed (placed) on Abraham’s record in Heaven.  God the Father viewed Abraham thereafter as having the righteousness of Christ.  Hallelujah what a Savior!Romans 4:4-124 “Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him Who justifies the ungodly, hisfaith is credited as righteousness,6 just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God creditsrighteousness apart from works:7 “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, ANDWHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED.8 “BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT.”9 Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For wesay, “FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”10 How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised?Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;11 and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faithwhich he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believewithout being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, butwho also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had whileuncircumcised.” Rom 4:1-12Romans 4:22-2522 “Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.23 Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him,24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him Whoraised Jesus our Lord from the dead,25 He Who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raisedbecause of our justification.” Romans 4:22-25  So imputed righteousness has to do with our justification.Commentary Consulted:  David J. Stewart The Imputed Righteousness of Jesus Christ  Jesus paid the price for mankinds sins.  You see, Abraham could not please God in his own self-righteousness, nor can we.  No matter how much good we may do here on earth, our sins are still recorded in Heaven.  Our sins must be dealt with.This is why Jesus came to earth to pay the price for our sins with His own preciousblood.
  6. 6. 1 Peter 1:18-1918 “knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or goldfrom your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,19 but with precious blood, as of a Lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood ofChrist.” 1 Peter 1:18-19Hebrews 9:2222 “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”  All mankind is corrupt and destitute of God.  Even in our sincerest efforts (Saul), humanity is tarnished with the curse of sin and rebellion.  We need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ.  We are saved by Jesus righteousness through faith.James 2:23“And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it wasIMPUTED unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God”.  Don’t you like to be called the friend of God?  It is not our obedience that makes us righteous, but the obedience of Christ.  His righteousness and His obedience makes it possible for us to be God’s friend.  A mysterious transaction takes place the moment we believe.  The impeccable law-keeping and merit of Christ is transferred to us as if it were our own.  And so we hear of being sinful in state but righteous in standing.  We are the unrighteous in condition but the righteous in position.Ephesians 2:66 “God raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in ChristJesus”(our position)There is a difference between the righteousness that we have by justification (givenrest) and the righteousness that we have by sanctification (find rest).We can distinguish between the righteousness of the start and the righteousness ofthe end, between the ‘righteousness of faith and the ‘righteousness of life.  Justification(spirit) – past  Sanctification(soul)–present (soul = mind, will, emotions)  Glorification(body) - futurePhilippians 1:66 “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you willperfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
  7. 7. There are three great imputations in the Bible: 1) Of guilt – Adam’s sin to those Adam represented. 2) Of sin – our sin to Christ Who represented His people. 3) Of righteousness – Christ’s righteousness to all He represented.  That would be us!IMPART 1) To give, convey, or grant 2) To communicate the knowledge of: to disclose 3) To bestow, to transmit 4) To cause a transformationPARTICIPATE 1) To take part or to have a part; to partake 2) To possess some of the attributes of a person, thing, or quality impart partake participate  Imputed righteousness – you have no participation in the event.  Imparted righteousness – you do participate in the process.Romans 1:1111 “for I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you maybe established”