Pressing On

Philippians 3:7-17, Pressing On, Growing in Christ, Christian maturity
How do we grow in the Lord and become the kind of Christian we'd like to become?

Philippians 3:7-17 gives us the answer:

1. Define "Rubbish" (3:7-11)
We have to see worldly values for what they are and desire eternal treasures more than earthly ones.

2. Be Realistic and Humble (3:12-13)
We all have sins we need to overcome, and the first step in overcoming them is admitting we need to change.

3. Leave the Past in the Past (3:13)
We need to leave behind the unwholesome values of our past and we need to genuinely repent of past sins and move forward.

4. Press On (3:14)
We need to be motivated, serious, and deliberate. 

5. Follow Godly Examples (3:17)
One purpose of Christian community is accountability and example. We aren't meant to walk alone.

"I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [so] I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." (Philippians 3:8,12)

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