Bring Your Life Into Focus – Sermon Notes 2/19/17

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Text: Philippians 3:12-17

Theme: Bring Your Life Into Focus.

  1. Bring your life into focus by celebrating Jesus!

 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.  – V.12

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.- v.14

 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. – Col 3:1

 

  1. Sharpen your Life’s Focus by connecting to God’s family.

 Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you.- V.15

Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example.- V.17

let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.- Heb 12:1

 

  1. Express your Life’s Focus by contributing to God’s Kingdom.

But we must hold on to the progress we have already made. V.16

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. – Col 3:23

Reflection Question

What is one lifestyle change that would make an impact on your faith journey, enabling you to focus on a deeper relationship with God?

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