"Counted loss for Christ."
Text: Philippians 3:7
GAIN AND LOSS
There are two ways in which we can view gain and loss. There is the worldly view and there is the spiritual view.
1. The worldly view
a) Paul had gained much ground.
b) He had risen in his chosen field (career).
c) He had risen swiftly because of his zeal.
2. The Spiritual view
a) Paul was dramatically changed after his conversion to faith in Christ.
b) He rejected his former worldly viewpoint.
c) He had adopted a new and spiritual perspective of life.
“But what things were gain to me,
these I have counted loss for Christ.”
A NEW SET OF VALUES
The set of values that Paul developed after his conversion to faith in Christ was significantly different.