Joyfully Pressing On Toward The Goal, Part 2
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Main idea: Pursuing earthly distractions can dissuade you from knowing Christ and all that he has for you.
- Following Christ is an active effort that requires and . 3:12-16
- Look forward to Christ, not back at your failures.
- We are called to press on until the end.
- Spiritual maturity involves consistently aiming our attention on Christ.
- Avoid the temporary of earthly living. 3:17-19
- Do not allow consuming to consume you.
- Do not celebrate sinfulness.
- Do not live a shortsighted life.
- Our goal is not earthly results, but into Christlikeness. 3:20-4:1
- We strive to be transformed today because heaven is our home.
- We will be glorified (permanently changed) by Christ’s power.
- Do I seek to know Jesus personally and follow him daily?
- What are the earthly distractions that pull me off course from following Christ?
- In what ways do I need to know Christ more?
- Is there a part of myself that needs to be transformed by Christ?