02 February 19, 2012 Philippians, Chapter 3 Verse 9
PHILIPPIANSCHAPTER 3Verse 9February 19, 2012FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH JACKSON, MISSISSIPPIAnnouncements!WHOLE PERSON CARE CONFERENCEMETS: Medical Evangelism Training SeminarWhere: BROADMOOR BAPTISTWhen: FEBRUARY 24-25 Friday the 24th 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. th Saturday the 25 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.Register: www.GoMETS.orgSHINE 2012When: Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.WHERE: Mission First and surrounding homes.WHO: projects for all agesPROJECTS: demolition, construction, cleaning, painting, cooking, and landscaping.LUNCH: cookout afterwardsRegister: www.fbcj.org or call the Community Missions Office at (601) 949-1932GOING DEEPER with GOD CONFERENCEWhen: Sunday, March 25th and Monday, March 26thWhere: On Sunday, March 25th ALL ADULTS will meet in Fellowship Hall East. This will take the place of our Sunday School class on March 25 th at 9 am.Led by: Dr. Greg FrizzellBREATH OF LIFEWhat: A Sunday School Class for those with a chronic cough.When: Sunday, April 15th @ 8 a.m.Where: At FBCJ in ROOM E423Thank You for ServingWhat: A banquet to honor waiters & waitresses.When: Monday, April 23rd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Where: The South, 627 East Silas Brown, Jackson, MS 39201
MARK THE DATE. . . FRIEND DAY SUNDAY, APRIL 29thSunday School Lesson!Today we are studying the righteousness of Christ which comes to us on the basis offaith from: Philippians 3:9Philippians 3:9b“not having a righteousness of our 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 Imputed righteousness Imparted righteousness The word impute means “to pass to one’s account”. It means that God places the righteousness of Christ upon our record when we trust in Jesus for our salvation.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.Christ’s righteousness is a gift which can be described as a wedding garment—awhite robe of righteousness—completely covering us in Christ.Isaiah 61:1010 “I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothedme with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As aBridegroom decks Himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with herjewels.” Isaiah 61:10Marriage of the Lamb Revelation 19:7-97 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lambhas come and His bride has made herself ready.”8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen isthe righteous acts of the saints.9 Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriagesupper of the Lamb.’” Revelation 19:7-9This declaration (God declares us “Not Guilty”) is forensic in that the legal chargesagainst us have been dropped and we have been declared righteous.
To be credited as righteous is to be conferred a legal standing of being forgiven andno longer liable to punishment.This new status declares me righteous in God’s sight; free from the condemnation ofsin, the fear of death, and accusations of the devil. Hebrews 2:14-15Hebrews 2:14-1514 “Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so thatby His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”Hebrews 2:14-15 The imputed righteousness of Christ is a gift; it cannot be earned. This gift can only be received from a grateful heart by faith alone.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 Jesus: gives rest = justification We: find rest = sanctificationRIGHTEOUSNESS Impute – justification (give rest) Impart – sanctification (find rest) 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)1 Peter 2:2424 “Jesus Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins andlive for righteousness.” Imputed righteousness Imparted righteousnessIMPART 1) To convey, or to grant 2) To bestow, or to transmit 3) To cause a transformationRomans 1:1111 “for I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you maybe established”
1 Thessalonians 2:88 “Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you notonly the Gospel of God but also our own lives”IMPART 1) To convey, or to grant 2) To bestow, or to transmit 3) To cause a transformationPARTICIPATE (1) To take part or to have a part; to partake (2) To possess some of the attributes or qualities of a person (Person) God imparts We partake We participate Imputed righteousness – you have no participation in the event. Imparted righteousness – you do participate in the process.Impartation is Christ releasing within us His very life so that moment-by-moment wemay experience His presence enabling us to make righteous choices.Get Thin, Stay Thinby Arthur W. Halliday, MD and Judy Halliday, RN This book addresses the silent hunger of the starving soul. (the Bread of Life)The miracle of His presence! If we invite God in, He will speak to our souls, not inwords but in the way Love expresses itself – by His presence! God’s grace empowers us to choose rightly, to choose righteousness. His grace brings our character into agreement with His character. The miracle of His presence in our lives brings about our transformation. Only God can transform a life by imparting His righteousness to us. His grace brings freedom that conforms us from within. Legalism is bondage that constrains us from without.Legalism tells us to shape up and that is a deception from God’s enemy becausenothing from the outside can create a pure heart.The Law was never meant to make us righteous but to: 1) Reveal the impurity of our hearts and 2) Reveal our desperate need for a Savior.
The Law taught us the behavior befitting a right relationship with the Holy of Holiesand it also produced irremediable distress.But God’s progressive revelation paints a different picture: it places guilt in the heartof man.The Gospel shows the impossibility of a man with an impure heart of being able towipe out his guilt through perfect living.Therefore, our remedy cannot come from man but only from a gracious God Whogrants forgiveness to those who confess their guilt instead of attempting to justifythemselves. If you fear intimacy with God it makes it difficult to receive His grace.