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Albert Finch

Feb 28, 2009
In Philippians 3:5-10, Paul gives expression to the fact that there is much that can be apprehended and experienced beyond that which he had previously known. “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death…not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:10, 12

He has come to know that the Lord can be personally, intimately known. The Jews of his day did not have this concept, as they saw only the structured religious system which they sought to protect. Paul said, “That I might know Him.” This is a “knowing” that transcends all religious doctrine and activities and finds its fulfillment in deep personal communion with the Lord. It includes not only information about Jesus, but an ongoing involvement with Him, as He leads and directs. We must first come...
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