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The practical character of the doctrine of the atonement. The plant that struggles toward the light testifies that light is its proper element; the captive eagle that spreads its wings in vain testifies that its proper home is in the broad fields of air. THE GROUNDS OF THIS PREFERENCE.1. The heart felt experience of what is said to be known (Colossians 2:12-13; Colossians 3:1; Ephesians 2:4-57, corresponding to what the resurrection meant for Christ. (1) "Father, forgive them; they know not what they do!" ITS REWARD.1. This is explained by the following clause.1. It would not have been surprising had the apostle denied fellowship with Christ in His glory. But no. The Father's will had revealed itself, and that was law to Him. Unless we have access to His privacy, and can tell Him our secrets. If you pride yourself on your family you can have no fellowship with Him who endured contempt as the carpenter's son.2. And to this common fund we are each of us permitted in our measure to contribute (Colossians 1:24).II. For this faith is needful, and devotion, submission, the support of a heavenly arm, and the expectation of a heavenly home. When infinite purity comes in contact with impurity, sorrow and moral indignation must be the result. All self-righteousness is nailed to the cross, His was the only meritorious death. (3) From grief for sin. (Dean Alford. it is true that Christ has set all mourners an example; but "He also offered Himself without spot." In our sanctification, which is the renewing of our nature and the strengthening of our graces by the Holy Spirit, who is the fruit of the resurrection. Lyth, D. D., J. Daille.I. (1) We shall not find them in the outward circumstances of His life. The Captain of our salvation was made perfect through them; so must we be. (Canon Liddon. FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST IN HIS SUFFERINGS. LET US FOLLOW OUT THIS CONFORMITY INTO SOME OF ITS ATTENDANT CIRCUMSTANCES.1. This love, of course, passeth knowledge, and in a sense cannot be imitated; but still in the experience of its benefits we may be conformed to it and cherish a corresponding feeling towards God and man, by giving to our Creator and Redeemer the highest place in our affections and service, and by devoting ourselves to the welfare of mankind. He "was holy, harmless," etc. Burns, D. D.The death of Christ is presented to us in three different lights.1. Much of Christ's sorrow arose from unavoidable intercourse with the wicked. As a suitable pattern for imitation, which is the meaning here. how sweet a cross it is to see a cross betwixt Christ and us; to hear our Redeemer say, at every sigh, and every blow, and every loss of a believer, "Half mine!"(S. If we heard the inward voice of conscience alone we might doubt whether there was really anything external which warranted it; if we witnessed the outward miracle alone we might see in it a mere wonder with no moral consequence. (4) In the exercise of lively faith — do we give way to despair?II. Their hearts seem moved, but when persecution arises they walk no more with Him.2. As interior, the mortification of sin within us, the crucifixion of the old nature, transpiercing it with His thorns and nails, drinking of His vinegar, and thus putting it to death by degrees; in which the passion of the Saviour is represented within our hearts (Romans 6:5-6; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5:24). Is it not worth while to get rid of this with all its grievous bondage?3. (4) The tempted likewise. )The fellowship of Christ's sufferingsDean Vaughan.I. He was forsaken in order that you and I might not be forsaken. (2) Not in sufferings which arise out of guilt. "LinksPhilippians 3:10 NIVPhilippians 3:10 NLTPhilippians 3:10 ESVPhilippians 3:10 NASBPhilippians 3:10 KJVPhilippians 3:10 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:10 ParallelPhilippians 3:10 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:10 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:10 French BiblePhilippians 3:10 German BiblePhilippians 3:10 CommentariesBible Hub, (5)Pride.(6)Envy.(7)Earthly-mindedness.2. The power of the resurrection may signify —, (1)The power which effected it;(2)the power of the fact itself, or —(3)the power with which Christ was endowed at it, and these words may include all.4. )The power of the resurrectionH. Through the sorrow of another is it ushered into existence. And so with great mental suffering. Unless in temptation we have cried unto Him, and received strength; unless in trouble we have applied to Him and experienced a very present help. The devils have it but are not better for it, and a man may be sound in his ideas about these things without caring an atom for them.2. THE NATURE OF THIS FELLOWSHIP.1. Exterior; the part we have in the afflictions and persecutions of the Church, for the confirmation of the truth of God, for the glory of Jesus, for the edification of men (Romans 8:29; 2 Timothy 3:12.)(J. We have our sorrows; but the ray of light has not yet entered our souls, and the result is that we have no fellowship with Christ in our sufferings; and this, not so much because God is unwilling to give us the light, as because we shrink, like Peter, from the illumination which reveals the cross, and thus His light becomes obscured, and we lose the moral power which should have raised us into fellowship with His sufferings. How does this principle of sin manifest itself? If you pride yourself on your family you can have no fellowship with Him who endured contempt as the carpenter's son.2. THE METHOD BY WHICH THIS IS BROUGHT ABOUT.1. Whatever projects His followers may have formed for Him were defeated by it. And to this common fund we are each of us permitted in our measure to contribute (Colossians 1:24).II. Religion does not consist in the use of means; the ordinances of religion are only the means of leading the soul to God and holiness, of being conformable to Christ's death.(R. Every man feels this in himself; one part of his being paying another's penalty. "Why grieve?" Nor should we entirely dismiss such a theme without one look onwards. the accusation of conscience, sense of guilt, fear of wrath, loss of character, evil effects in self and others, He can have no share. )Fellowship with Christ's sufferingMusical Anecdotes.An intimate friend of Handel's called upon him just as he was in the middle of setting the words of "He was despised" to music, and found the great composer sobbing with tears, so greatly had this passage and the rest of his morning's work affected the master. (Bishop Magee. (1) Because when, e.g., we have experience of the power of Christ's resurrection it begets a new life within which inclines us to heavenly things — there is a principle to work with (Galatians 5:25). Suffering ceases to be sanctified when it is infected with mistrust.2. If you pride yourself on your family you can have no fellowship with Him who endured contempt as the carpenter's son.2. The Father's will had revealed itself, and that was law to Him. Every man feels this in himself; one part of his being paying another's penalty. An inward and spiritual feeling of what we hear and believe, concerning Christ and His truths, whereby answerable impressions are made on our souls (Psalm 34:8; John 4:42). II. (Bishop Magee. Son, behold thy mother." A. (e) And in opposition to the infidel who derides the scheme, the Socinian who extracts from it all its value, the Pharisee who seeks to achieve a salvation for himself, he exclaims, "God forbid" (Galatians 6:16; 1 Corinthians 2:2).2. His last words upon the cross testified that His trust remained unshaken. Paul used the modern technology of that day, writing, to multiply the message of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the regions beyond himself. (1) Not by a natural death, but a violent one inflicted by an outside hand. The two are in different portions of His being. And when He did rise, He redeemed the pledge which He had given to His disciples and to the world. It is the want of this that mars this knowledge (Isaiah 53:1). (2) In absolute magnitude. To know its power is to feel our confidence strengthened in sorrow and death.V. If you pride yourself on your family you can have no fellowship with Him who endured contempt as the carpenter's son.2. (2) A holy desire to glorify God in the destruction of sin and the advancement of universal holiness. In all ages and countries the human heart has had two questions to ask about it, which nothing but the resurrection can completely answer. Nor should we entirely dismiss such a theme without one look onwards. Blessed are they whose love grows with sorrow. If his passions are unduly excited, it is his moral nature that feels the transgression. 3. But if He had only died, while we should have admired the unparalleled sacrifice, we should have mourned its uselessness. It extinguishes our love for the world.III. The Captain of our salvation was made perfect through them; so must we be. (3) Not in certain forms of bodily affliction. The body was tortured, but "my soul is troubled." FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST GENERALLY.1. "We have not a High Priest who cannot be touched," etc. Conclusion: Suffering by itself will not produce these benefits; only when accompanied by the operation of the Holy Ghost. The state of the world around them, drunkenness, Sabbath profanation, etc., must be peculiarly afflictive. Margaret, the younger martyr, stands bound, a fair sacrifice, near by the shore. AN EXAMPLE OF THE ALMIGHTY LIFE-GIVING POWER OF GOD. And so it is with true believers. THE METHOD BY WHICH THIS IS BROUGHT ABOUT.1. And so it will be with us. In the ends for which He died. He was forsaken in order that you and I might not be forsaken. We may have it —1. We may avoid it, and live as we think a far more comfortable life. The first lesson of life is one of vicarious suffering. Those who know and prize Christ's doctrine, but do not know HIM. Nor should we entirely dismiss such a theme without one look onwards. Having for one of its main objects deliverance from the power of sin and the promotion of universal holiness, it is fitted to cherish a love of practical godliness. It was not merely an affecting and mysterious historical event. They were distinct in kind from ours. In the exaltation of the saints to glory of which it is the procuring cause — "Because I live," etc. (1) "Father, forgive them; they know not what they do!" This being conformed to Christ's death is brought in, is carried on, is completed, by faith. (1) In all their bitterness they were foreseen, whereas ours are hidden, and come in drops only. Such knowledge requires much sacrifice.1. Suffering —1. In the furnace of affliction the dross of earth is removed, passions are mortified; pride is humbled, and so our graces are confirmed and strengthened.2. It will never die of its own accord, or of disease. Burns, D. D.)Conformity to Christ's deathDean Alford.The participle "being made" is present, and implies a process that is going on and will continue through life — not an act like justification, simultaneous with the exercise of faith. This is explained by the following clause.1. The elder of the two is staked furthest out. Religion is not a matter of mere speculation to satisfy curiosity, but a matter of practice. In that I see something that I may have fellowship with. The religion of Christ in all its parts is intended to be practical and experimental.2. It is occupied by groups of weeping spectators. Exterior; the part we have in the afflictions and persecutions of the Church, for the confirmation of the truth of God, for the glory of Jesus, for the edification of men (Romans 8:29; 2 Timothy 3:12.)(J. Contact Info. What is there in the saints which should die? If you pride yourself on your family you can have no fellowship with Him who endured contempt as the carpenter's son.2. But that conflict with sin, with its assaults, wiles, contradictions, and perversenesses, temptations which He waged, every one of His servants must have his share, and that conflict means suffering, as every man who has had to do battle with a besetting sin will bear witness. THIS KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST AND HIS SUFFERINGS HERE SO ARDENTLY DESIRED. Religion does not consist in the use of means; the ordinances of religion are only the means of leading the soul to God and holiness, of being conformable to Christ's death.(R. (1) By word (Psalm 34:8). "We have not a High Priest who cannot be touched," etc. There was no cross in the garden; nor does the prospect of suffering explain the agony there; nor the endurance His cry. Let me enter into the fellowship of the sufferings of Jesus, that will make me hate sin. In every pain you endure for Christ there is a prophecy of the glory that you shall yet share with Christ. (2) To expiate the guilt of sin: to conform to this we must repent, believe, and accept His salvation fully, and seek the salvation of others.4. He has done all. (2) "I thirst." And when the soul of the Christian pines for the light, and its wings of faith and hope spread themselves, unable to bear him to the home he loves, it is a certain proof that there is a light, a freedom, and a blessedness in the place our Lord has gone to prepare, and he welcomes the pain as preparing him for the place. HOW MAY I ATTAIN IT? These He bore alone, and we cannot partake in them. IN WHAT RESPECTS A CHRISTIAN MAY HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH THE SUFFERINGS OF HIS MASTER.1. He was forsaken in order that you and I might not be forsaken. Their hearts seem moved, but when persecution arises they walk no more with Him.2. H. Spurgeon.Suppose yourself a man condemned to the lions in the Roman amphitheatre. If Christ is crucified on Mount Calvary, the Christian, too, has a Calvary where he. "LinksPhilippians 3:10 NIVPhilippians 3:10 NLTPhilippians 3:10 ESVPhilippians 3:10 NASBPhilippians 3:10 KJVPhilippians 3:10 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:10 ParallelPhilippians 3:10 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:10 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:10 French BiblePhilippians 3:10 German BiblePhilippians 3:10 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)Our freedom from the law's penalties, which He has satisfied. What was it that wrung that "My soul is exceeding sorrowful." )The power of Christ's resurrectionCanon Liddon.In every occurrence there are to be considered the fact — that which actually occurs — and the consequences, actual or possible — what St. Paul calls "its power." As we go to the ship to see friends depart, and leave them with cheers and benedictions, and wafted kisses; so, when a young spirit is about to be launched into this earthly life, one would think that troops of angels would attend it, and with hope and gladness see it on its way. This love, of course, passeth knowledge, and in a sense cannot be imitated; but still in the experience of its benefits we may be conformed to it and cherish a corresponding feeling towards God and man, by giving to our Creator and Redeemer the highest place in our affections and service, and by devoting ourselves to the welfare of mankind. And so it will be with us. God setting him forth as a propitiation is something distinct from setting us an example. Our age is not one in which men believe, that whatever happens, all is overruled by a Being who is perfectly good and wise. Those who are perfectly at ease with knowing Christ's sacrifice. Of this the natural man knows nothing. (e) And in opposition to the infidel who derides the scheme, the Socinian who extracts from it all its value, the Pharisee who seeks to achieve a salvation for himself, he exclaims, "God forbid" (Galatians 6:16; 1 Corinthians 2:2).2. We may torture ourselves if we will, but shall continue as ungodlike as before. How is human sorrow sanctified by such a revelation as this? it is true that Christ has set all mourners an example; but "He also offered Himself without spot." )The fellowship of Christ's sufferingsDean Vaughan.I. Is this a gloomy view of religion? This union is not metaphor, it is a certain experience. Can we suppose that that courage which has often borne on the sons of men to torture and ignominy, foreseen and chosen, was not present in Him? And for this joy He endured the cross. In pro portion to the tide of new resurrection, life is strong in us. Our sensibilities are very various; one thing hurts one person and another another; what is agony to me my neighbour scarcely feels. How does this principle die, so that we may be conformed to the death of Christ? It was not merely an affecting and mysterious historical event. Fellowship in the result of His sufferings. Exciting. Lyth, D. D., J. Daille.I. The pains of life are as various as bodies and souls. "God hath put Him to grief," and those who regard His sorrows as those of a martyr can have no fellowship with Him who was "wounded for our transgressions. Yet had they no real fellowship in His sufferings, because they had not risen to the discovery of His design. How is human sorrow sanctified by such a revelation as this? J. Gloag, D. D.)The fellowship of Christ's sufferingsT. But no Christian escapes distress of some kind.2. But if we suffer no great things on Christ's behalf, let us see at least that common life is lived in remembrance of Him, life's pleasures subordinated to His will, life's anxieties, sorrows, sicknesses, endured patiently in His strength.II. And yet, let us consider what it was that caused that cry: it was the dark shadow of imputed sin coming between His soul and God. Terror on account of sin may throw over his soul its dark shadow, but this is not fellowship with Christ's sufferings.1. He is a sympathetic companion Who stands with us,                a. In the ends for which He died. God has made nothing for pain. You need not wait for Sunday to engage in Divine service. He "was holy, harmless," etc. In the furnace of affliction the dross of earth is removed, passions are mortified; pride is humbled, and so our graces are confirmed and strengthened.2. Norton. )Christ suffering in His membersT. (2) To expiate the guilt of sin: to conform to this we must repent, believe, and accept His salvation fully, and seek the salvation of others.4. Was it the mere prospect of pain and shame? His whole life was one of persecution, beginning with His birth, closing only with His death. The devils have it but are not better for it, and a man may be sound in his ideas about these things without caring an atom for them.2. Religion does not consist in the use of means; the ordinances of religion are only the means of leading the soul to God and holiness, of being conformable to Christ's death.(R. We are partakers in those which arise —(1) Front persecution for righteousness' sake. )The fellowship of His sufferingsThe fellowship of Christ's sufferingsJ. Now we see what is meant by this fellowship. There have been more painful lives and agonizing deaths than His. As Christ died to sin, passed out from the penalty and imputation of sin, He had no more to do with it. Even so, while there never was a time that the will of the Man Christ Jesus was opposed to the will of the Father, yet there was a time when its obedience was not completed, and thus He learnt obedience by the things which He suffered. Blessed are they whose love grows with sorrow. Love cannot clasp all it yearns for in its bosom, without first suffering for it. And the resurrection is the power for both. Many persons of affected sensibility feel a sort of delight in following Christ into the judgment hall and to Calvary who have no heart to make sacrifice for His service. It made them one with Christ, which guaranteed the ultimate victory.III. Such must be the law of our life. Often in the course of mighty calamities the chief sufferer endures less than those who pity him. how sweet a cross it is to see a cross betwixt Christ and us; to hear our Redeemer say, at every sigh, and every blow, and every loss of a believer, "Half mine!"(S. (4) In the exercise of lively faith — do we give way to despair?II. MAN'S NATURAL YEARNINGS AFTER IMMORTALITY ARE MET AND SATISFIED.III. It was not the brute force of the soldiers, nor the mandate of the governor, nor even the cruel nails that fastened Him to the tree. (Bishop Magee. When I first see Christ linked to me by the bonds of God's everlasting covenant, then faith begins its work within me; then, the first utter dislike to sin, as sin, is bred in my heart.3. IN RELATION TO SIN. If we heard the inward voice of conscience alone we might doubt whether there was really anything external which warranted it; if we witnessed the outward miracle alone we might see in it a mere wonder with no moral consequence. THE METHOD BY WHICH THIS IS BROUGHT ABOUT.1. WHEREFORE IS THIS FELLOWSHIP DESIRABLE?1. Is it not something that your thirst for God and righteousness makes you in a sense partaker of the sufferings of Jesus. St. Paul, being thus sure of the resurrection as a fact, was not embarrassed by an a priori doctrine forbidding him to ignore it. (Dean Alford. Memory: Philippians 3;10-11, “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. How different it was when these very men saw things as in the light of the glory that burst from that broken tomb; then they began to understand all that Moses and the prophets had spoken, and their hearts burned within them as they began for the first time to enter into the fellowship of His sufferings. It was not merely an affecting and mysterious historical event. This is true of the roughnesses of life, its calumnies, its disappointments; of those trials which come through the affections, and those which come through the ambitions of our nature. Purifies the soul. It extinguishes our love for the world.III. It is only thus that we rise to true fellowship with the sufferings of Christ. )The power of the resurrectionH. There was no cross in the garden; nor does the prospect of suffering explain the agony there; nor the endurance His cry. We have seen it in its total severance from sin and sinners. how sweet a cross it is to see a cross betwixt Christ and us; to hear our Redeemer say, at every sigh, and every blow, and every loss of a believer, "Half mine!"(S. Sight is the knowledge of faith, taste that of experience (1 Peter 2:3; Psalm 34:8). )Fellowship with suffering longed forS. In the midst of all His agony He found time to think upon the sorrows of His broken hearted mother and His lonely disciple, and to mingle their griefs with His own. In. In His resurrection.5. Christ never was sick or unwell. "They were amazed" as Jesus went before them to Jerusalem, "and as they followed they were afraid." It assists our comprehension of Christ's love.3. Paul might have had them as had the impenitent thief, without any fellowship with Christ. To know its power is to see that truth sealed not by His blood simply, but by His hand in the newness of His glorified life. No; in our Christian life, Christ is first and midst and last: and no mere moral strength or determination can be reckoned on as accessory to Him in his great work. Beecher. (1) Paley makes a great mistake when he rests the whole case of Christianity upon the fact that the resurrection was so certain to its first preachers, that they willingly gave their lives to attest it. Conclusion: We must know this power, by being justified, etc., which is the moral proof of Christ's resurrection.(H. Can we suppose that that courage which has often borne on the sons of men to torture and ignominy, foreseen and chosen, was not present in Him? How is human sorrow sanctified by such a revelation as this? As the strongest and most endearing motive to holiness of life — "constraining us."3. Raffles, D. D.I. What is the shape that we must be like. How different it was when these very men saw things as in the light of the glory that burst from that broken tomb; then they began to understand all that Moses and the prophets had spoken, and their hearts burned within them as they began for the first time to enter into the fellowship of His sufferings. What is there in the saints which should die? In the open and uncontroverted declaration of His Divine Sonship (Romans 1:4; Psalm 2:1; cf. But Paul, in this and the previous chapters, expresses seven wishes which centre in Christ — that he might know Christ, win Christ, magnify Christ, be conformed to Christ, be found in Christ, rejoice in the day of Christ, and be forever with Christ. An inward and spiritual feeling of what we hear and believe, concerning Christ and His truths, whereby answerable impressions are made on our souls (Psalm 34:8; John 4:42).1. Love cannot clasp all it yearns for in its bosom, without first suffering for it. This estimate of the evidential value of the resurrection is altogether opposed to the mind of our Lord and His apostles. (1) Not by a natural death, but a violent one inflicted by an outside hand. Mr. Johnson, the missionary, meeting him, said, "You have had bad treatment today." )Sweetness of fellowship with ChristS. If your great aim is to be wealthy you can have no fellowship with the sufferings of Christ in His poverty.3. (d) He contemplates with delight at the foot of the Cross the harmony of the Divine attributes. IN WHAT SUFFERINGS CAN WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST?1. (2) Crucifixion was an ignominious death reserved for slaves and rebels, and does not sin merit such a death? But if we suffer no great things on Christ's behalf, let us see at least that common life is lived in remembrance of Him, life's pleasures subordinated to His will, life's anxieties, sorrows, sicknesses, endured patiently in His strength.II. If I am being conformed to it I am nothing; nothing as ground of hope, or as cause of fear.4. If I know Him I shall have a very vivid sense of His personality. There was no cross in the garden; nor does the prospect of suffering explain the agony there; nor the endurance His cry. The fire which melts some substances hardens others: so some are improved by affliction, while others by reason of their own perverseness are made worse.(P. The devils have it but are not better for it, and a man may be sound in his ideas about these things without caring an atom for them.2. Why not His life? No longer by the scourge, and the crown of thorns, and the cross — but by mockery and scorn, by coldness and alienation, which in our present state of ripened social order are weapons as powerful as any outward persecution was then.2. When I feel and know that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth me from sin I have the highest kind of this fellowship. Often in the course of mighty calamities the chief sufferer endures less than those who pity him. The conflict with sin is carried on at the surface, and also very much beneath the surface — even in the region where the two wills, the old and the new, are ever struggling and wrestling for the mastery; and sometimes its more terrible paroxysms seem to penetrate, and shake, and threaten to carry away the whole man: but there is an inner depth, in which the peace which passeth understanding has its hold and reign: and there, in that centre of his being, is this death to sin going on. Do you visit Christ's banquetting house, and has He permitted you to enjoy the sweets of being one of His family?5. I believe there is not one of us that follows our Lord fully, but we shall be more or less misunderstood, misinterpreted, but let us endeavour to enter into sympathy with the heart and mind of Jesus; and then, if a rough word is spoken, or a brother does not seem to understand us, Christ's prayer will rise to our lips. Daille. We have our sorrows; but the ray of light has not yet entered our souls, and the result is that we have no fellowship with Christ in our sufferings; and this, not so much because God is unwilling to give us the light, as because we shrink, like Peter, from the illumination which reveals the cross, and thus His light becomes obscured, and we lose the moral power which should have raised us into fellowship with His sufferings. When He returns it will be in the fulness of the resurrection glory.II. So it is with the risen life of the soul. His deep sympathy, sensitive tenderness, made Him feel the afflictions of others keenly.2. 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