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”?