Phil. 3:2-4:1 (952 & 1826) Striving For Growth
I) We all strive for a prize or live with a _______ in mind.
A) Some chase after ______________ things.
1) Their main goal is to only __________ their own appetites or desires.
2) They want to _______________ to others about their success!
3) Destruction lies ______________.
B) Christians should _________ to know Christ (become like him) and look forward to spending eternity with him.
II) How Christians can chase after Christlikeness.
A) Admit we ____________ have things to learn and sins to overcome.
B) Forget about the _____________.
1) Trust that Christ has fully _______________ the price for our sins.
What sins do you doubt God could forgive?
2) Do not boast in our past accomplishments.
What things do you think make your more loveable to God?
C) Press toward the _________________.
1) Spiritual growth takes _____________!
2) We will face internal and external _______________.
D) Surround ourselves with people who _______________ us to become more like Christ.
What type of people do you surround yourself with? Ones that spur growth or encourage disobedience?
III) When we run well, God gives us the ability to ___________ firm.