- Russel Fleming's funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday morning at 10 AM, with Rev. Lloyd Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Junction City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Kimble Funeral Home.
- Kids for Christ, our after-school program for children in K-5 will resume Tuesday, September 8. The church van picks the children up from school at 3:30 and we are done at 5:00.
- Our Wednesday evening Presbyterian Youth Fellowship will resume September 9th, we will meet from 6-7:30 dinner will be provided.
- The Presbyterian Women's study guides are now available in the church narthex. Please pick up the one with your name on it.
- Presbyterian Women's Hill Country Fall Gathering will be held at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg, Saturday September 12, from 9:00 to to 2:00. RSVP to Kathy McNeil 830-997-2376.
Philip. 3:1-11 (ESV)
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.  Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.  For we are the real circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—  though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:  circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;  as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness, under the law blameless.  But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.  Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—  that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,  that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
Questions for Reflection
1. What do you feel are your most valuable skills and gifts?
2. What did Paul call on believers to do? (3:1)
3. Why did Paul repeat essential truths to the Philippians? (3:1)
4. What did Paul say about certain false teachers? (3:2)
5. Whom did Paul identify as “true”? (3:3)
6. Why did Paul view his former accomplishments as “rubbish”? (3:8)
7. What was Paul’s status in Christ? (3:9)
8. What sorts of things tend to draw you away from Christ?
9. What do you usually boast about?
10. Why do we tend to base our worth as Christians on our performance?
11. Why should our identity and confidence be in the Lord?