The Joy of Looking ForwardSeptember 11, 2022
The Joy of Looking Forward
Pastor Terry Wilcox
“The good old days”??
It is the that worries us!
Paul had another perspective: Joy results from “…straining toward what is ahead…” – v.13b
- Paul had a sanctified – Philippians 3:12-13
Paul compared himself with and Jesus
As one who was “mature” in Christ, he also knew that God was not done him.
Two dangers of self-evaluation:
a. Thinking ourselves than we are.
b. Thinking ourselves than we are.
- A compelling focus. – v.13b
“But one thing I do” – NIV
“I do have one compelling purpose” – TPT
“But I focus on one thing” – NLT
There is nothing more important than pursuing God’s plan for !
- Joyous believers focus on .
“To forget” in the Bible means not to be by or by. – Hebrews 10:17
“To forgive and forget” is a nice cliché, but it doesn’t reflect reality.
- Achieving any worthwhile goal requires .
The Greek verb translated “I press on” carries the idea of . – Philippians 2:12
Two attitudes to avoid:
a. must do it all.
b. must do it all.