Keys To The Journey

Keys To The Journey

Keys To The Journey

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Philippians 3:12-21
1. Although the destination matters, how you GET THERE matters too. (v. 12, 13)
2. Key #1: Forget what is BEHIND, count everything else as LOSS (v. 8, 13)

(Luke 9:23, 1Samuel15, 2Samuel 1, Genesis 22:1-15, 2Corinthians 4:16-17, Hebrews 12:2b, Matt 19:16-22)

3. Key #2: Focus on the right GOAL—Righteousness found in Christ (v. 9, 13)

(2Corinthians 4:18, Hebrews 12:2a; 2Timothy 2:10)

4. Key #3: PRESS ON to win the prize (v. 13, 14)

(Phil 4:13, 1 Cor 9:24-27)

5. Key #4: Join with OTHERS according to the pattern of the disciples (v. 17)

(Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 10:33, 11:1; 1 Timothy 4:12)

6. Key #5: Live as CITIZENS of the Kingdom of God, not the world v. 18-21)

(Ephesians 5:3, Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 5:3-10, Matthew 6)

 

Taking it further to help you THRIVE

1. What things in your life currently compete with God for attention? Are there any of those things that have replaced God as the top priority?

2. When we are going through trials, it is difficult to not become fixated on them. 2 Cor 4:16-18 tells us a different reality? How can you apply this truth and advice to your life?

3. In what ways have you “joined with others” (v.17)? What opportunities are awaiting you that you may want to take advantage of to strengthen yourself for the journey?

4. Paul finishes this passage saying we “eagerly await a savior” who will transform us. How does this hope affect your day-to-day life? If it doesn’t currently, how should it?