Obtaining Righteousness

Despite Paul's impressive record of obeying the Old Testament law, he considered all of his achievements as garbage in comparison to knowing Christ. Paul exchanged his false righteousness for the true righteousness that comes through faith in Christ.

Despite Paul's impressive record of obeying the Old Testament law, he considered all of his achievements as garbage in comparison to knowing Christ.  Paul exchanged his false righteousness for the true righteousness that comes through faith in Christ.

Discussion Topics

  • Why was Paul concerned with the influence of false teachers in Philippi?
  • Why was it wrong for Paul's opponents to teach Gentile Christians to be circumcised?
  • What is wrong with trying to become righteous through obeying God's law?
  • How are we counted as righteous before God when we trust in Christ?
  • Do we deserve this righteousness?  Can we lose this righteousness when we trust in Christ?
  • Are you trusting in anything else for righteousness? Are you doubting the righteousness that has been credited to you?