Faith Talk for November 13, 2016

Together for the Gospel

Perseverance: Press On for the Gospel

Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own

Summary

Today Pastor Brian continued our study in the book of Philippians. Through this passage, we were challenged to admit our need to grow spiritually so that we can press on towards the upward call of God in Jesus Christ. As we mature as believers, we will be able to live in such a way that we are eagerly awaiting Christ’s return.

Discussion

  • Who is that spiritually mature person you have looked up to? Tell about that person and why.
  • What are some practical ways that you can grow spiritually so that you can live the life Christ has intended for you?
  • Why is forgetting what lies behind so important? What do you need to forget so that you can move forward spiritually?
  • Why is it so dangerous to become content and stagnant in our faith?

Prayer

Pray that you will develop a divine dissatisfaction of where you are in your spiritual growth. Confess your need to grow spiritually so that you can press on. Ask God to help continually forget what lies behind you. Commit yourself to reach forward towards the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.


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