Philippians 3:7-8a Discussion Questions

Philippians 3:7–8a

7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8a Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

  1. Review the good things Paul gained in the previous verses (Phil. 3:5–6). Was there anything good about those things? In what ways were they good?
  2. How can gaining something turn out to be a loss? Can you think of any examples where getting something good could end up in bad results?
  3. Why did Paul consider the good religious heritage he had gained as a loss?
  4. What good religious things are you tempted to put your confidence in instead of putting your confidence in Christ? / What are good things that tempt you to be confident in them instead of being confident in Christ?
  5. If you added together every good thing in all of creation, would that be a greater value than knowing Jesus? (consider Mark 8:34–38)
  6. What is so valuable about knowing Christ?
  7. How will people know that Jesus is more valuable to you than anything else?

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