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Lesson by Mike Smith. Look at Paul's enthusiasm for the Christian life and desire for the heavenly realm. We need this too!

Lesson by Mike Smith. Look at Paul's enthusiasm for the Christian life and desire for the heavenly realm. We need this too!

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  • 1. Introduction: • “What lies ahead,” may be a question for some but quite the statement of affirmation for others. • Let us examine God’s lessons for us here, so we may be able to enjoy the life in Christ like Paul did. • In order to begin with the correct focus, let us start in Phil. 3:1-3.
  • 2. The Right Start! • Moving ahead with God’s guidance will show us to… Phil. 3:1-3 – Beware of evil. 1 Pet. 5:8; 1 Thes. 2:18 – Worship God in the Spirit. Jn. 4:24 – Rejoice in Christ. Phil. 4:4 – Have no confidence in the flesh.Gal.3:2-3,22ff • These things will help our journey with Jesus to be sure and safe.
  • 3. The Right Goal… • Is Christ and the blessings that come with Him! – Christ is our forerunner and the Captain of our salvation. Heb. 6:20; 2:10 – Our eyes should be set on Christ as our goal. Heb. 12:2 – This includes the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Our life is to be in Christ and following Christ. Phil. 3:13-14; 1 Pet. 2:21; Rom. 8:28
  • 4. The Right Reach! • Paul was not remembering his old life, his focus was the life that lies ahead of that! Jn. 10:10 • What lies ahead is living for and with Jesus. – Righteousness from God by faith! Phil. 3:9 – Ability to know Christ & the power of His resurrection. Phil. 3:10; 1 John 5:20 – To know the fellowship of His sufferings. Mt.5:10 – To have hope of the resurrection of the dead unto eternal life. John 5;29; 1 Jn. 2:25
  • 5. Are You On The Right Path? • The right path is with the Lord Jesus! Mt. 7:21; 17:5; Lk. 9:23 • Will you let go of the old life of sin and live for God? You can! Rom. 6:11 • Christ says come to me! Mt. 11:28 – Hear and believe Christ’s word. Jn. 8:24 – Repent of sin or perish in it. Lk. 13:3 – Confess your faith in Christ. Acts 8:37 – Be baptized into Christ. Gal. 3:27 – Be faithful… Rev. 2:10; Mt. 28:20