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You Have One Job!

Philippians 3:12-16

What does our perspective need to be to grow in likeness to Christ?

  1.  The Christian’s singular goal – vs. 12
    A1.  You have not reached the goal – (12a)
    .  Paul pressed on to make it his own because Christ Jesus has made him His own
      .       Not yet perfect is not an excuse, but a spur to greater effort
    B1.  Press on to the goal (12b)
    A2.  You have not reached the goal – (13a)
    B2.  Press on to the goal (13b)
    .            How do we pursue the goal?  Luke 10:27
    .               The means of grace  Isa. 55:10–11, James 5:16b–18, 1 Cor. 10:16
    .                What does it take to pull you away from the Word?  Revelation 2:5
      .              How do you come?  Hebrews 10:7James 1:21-22
  2. The Christian’s Mark of Maturity – vs.  15
    If you are God’s child He will grow you up – Galatians 5:24
  3. The Christian’s Standard – vs. 16
    Zealously pursue the means and characteristics

Time bought by the blood of Christ is not my time