I. Knowing Christ Jesus is worth more than everything else put together (v. 8a)

II. Knowing Christ Jesus makes everything else put together look like trash (v. 8b)

III. The worth of knowing the supremely worthy Christ (v. 9)


I. What does Paul “count as loss” according to verse 8? Why does he “count everything as loss”? Does he say this theoretically or from experience, according to the rest of verse 8? Why has Paul “suffered the loss of all things”?

II. Read verse 9. What does it mean to “be found in him”? What is the wrong source of our righteousness before God? Where must our righteousness before God come from? What does our righteousness before God “depend on”?

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.