Westshore Christian Church
Getting it Right
Passion wanes and vision fades. What we were once so zealous about can easily become overlooked if we stop being intentional. When we stop paddling, we are carried along by the current. So often we get sidetracked by the lesser things in life, and our lives get out of focus. The things that sidetrack us are often not bad in and of themselves; however, as they become the center focus of our lives, everything becomes blurry as we find ourselves fixated on the temporal. We miss the big picture and begin to drift. With Christ at the center, Paul longs to know Christ more and more and runs the race with endurance to grab hold of that for which Christ grabbed hold of Him. Let’s follow the lead of Paul and refocus on Christ and His cross this fall.
Locations & Times
  • Westshore Christian Church
    3062 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

Lambano -- to receive, take, lay hold of

• From the primitive root, lab-, meaning "actively lay hold of to take or receive"• To lay hold by aggressively (actively) accepting what is available (offered).─ Emphasizes the assertiveness of the receiver.


Katalambano -- to seize tight hold of

from kata "down, according to" and lambano "aggressively take"─ Kata intensifies lambano• To take hold of exactly, with decisive initiative (eager self-interest)• To grasp something in a forceful (firm) manner;• To apprehend (comprehend), "making it one's own."

Why did Jesus Katalambano us?

• To be conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29)
• To be on mission--to make & mature disciples (Matthew 28:18-20)
• To serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13)
So What?
1. Make your life aim to know Christ (Phil 3:10)

2. Partner with God’s Spirit to bear the full fruit of your salvation (Phil 2:12-13)

3. Intentionally work to take hold of that for which Christ took hold of you (Phil 3:12-14)

Now What?
• Be intentional about spiritual disciplines
- Avenues that bring you into God’s presence

• Come with a heart to know God and seek to be transformed as you obey Him

• Start with reading and meditating on Philippians 2-3