Speaker: Jerry Cisar
“Beware of the dogs Beware of the evildoers. Beware of the mutilators.” So Paul begins this new section of Philippians (3:2). What does this mean? For that matter, how does it relate to the rest of the chapter? In order to understand the dogs, there is something we need to learn from Kermit the frog.
“It’s not easy being green.” Depending on your age and the context in which you grew up, that line could mean one of a few different things. These differences point out an important truth about understanding Scripture (believe it or not!). Kermit’s song has no eternal value. The loss of the original idea is not a real loss. But when the same thing happens with Scripture, even if the new understanding is helpful for other truths, it might (and often does) mean that we have lost the truth that was originally communicated—a truth that does have eternal significance.
Philippians 3:1-11 is one such text. Join us as we explore the glorious truths which Paul puts forward from his own life. Truths which he calls us to join him in following as he follows Christ… to join in the parade.