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Philippians 3

Episode Summary

Life is lived not by legalism or by lawless lust, but by pursuing Christ. A story from C.S. Lewis's The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' illustrated it. "There once was a boy name Eustace Clarence Scrubb and he almost deserved it." Eustace is beastly on the voyage. He wanders away and ends up in a dragon's lair. With dragonish thoughts in his heart, he wakes to find that he has turned into a dragon. He desperately wants to change and be undragoned, but cannot. One night a huge Lion (Aslan) invites him to follow. He is led to a large well and told to undress. He starts to rip off his dragon scales until sheds his horny skin. But underneath it is another skin, and a third. Finally, Aslan says, "You need to have me help you." Eustace trusts him and lays down. The first rip of Aslan's claws was so deep Eustace thought it had reached to his very heart. The skinned Eustace jumps in the well and turns back into a boy. And, he began to be a new boy, the cure had begun. Trust Christ, get forgiveness and a new heart and the cure has begun. Philippians 3:1 - 21