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July 12 Sermon Notes

Resilient Joy: people who make progress

You are in the race—so run to win!


“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12-14)

Keep this in mind:


God’s grace is both a gift and a responsibility.


“…I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (Philippians 3:12)

The journey is about progress not perfection.


“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal...” (Philippians 3:12)


“All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things.” (Philippians 3:15)

To move forward, you have to leave some things behind.


“…But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead…” (Philippians 3:13)