Talks for Growing Christians
The Goal of Christian Living
Lesson Number 15
- There is a present goal for the Christian.
- There is a future prize for the Christian.
- Make a fresh start every day.
- Why couldn’t Paul visit the Philippians at the time he wrote this letter?
- What was Paul’s great concern for the Philippians?
- What is the present goal for the Christian?
- If a believer really wants to know the Lord in greater measure, what are the three areas of Christian experience that need to be practiced?
- Because he was a prisoner in Rome
- They were in danger of false teaching, which was around them and could distort sound doctrine.
- To know Christ (Philippians 3:10) and to live for Him
- a. the power of His resurrection
b. the fellowship of His sufferings
c. by being conformed to His death
- What is the future prize for the Christian? Differentiate between the goal and the prize. Refer to Philippians 3:14, Hebrews 3:1 and Hosea 6:3.
- Consider how a Christian can practice the power of Christ’s resurrection. What does this mean practically?
- Paul wanted to practice the present goal of Christian living all the way through his life. Is this your goal? Remember to make a fresh start every day, forgetting those things behind…
- “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me…forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14