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Forget About It Slides, 1/1/12

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Forget About It Slides, 1/1/12

  1. 1. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made itmy own. But one thing I do: forgetting whatlies behind and straining forward to what liesahead, I press on toward the goal for the prizeof the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV)
  2. 2. yet you do not know what tomorrow willbring. What is your life? For you are a mistthat appears for a little time and thenvanishes. James 4:14 (ESV)
  3. 3. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behindand straining forward to what lies ahead.
  4. 4. Parallelism: stating something twice indifferent ways.In other words, two statements work togetherto complete an idea.
  5. 5. Parallelism• Psalm 23 says “The Lord is my shepherd” “I shall not want”• Psalms 78:1 says “O my people, hear my teaching;” “listen to the words of my mouth.”• Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything,” “and a season for every activity under heaven:”
  6. 6. What Do We Need to Forget?1. We Need to Forget our Resentments
  7. 7. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, ifyou have anything against anyone, so thatyour Father also who is in heaven may forgiveyou your trespasses.” Mark 11:25 (ESV)
  8. 8. What Do We Need to Forget?1. We Need to forget our resentments2. We need to forget our worries.
  9. 9. What Do We Need to Forget?1. We Need to forget our resentments2. We need to forget our worries.3. We need to forget our failures.
  10. 10. Mark Twain“The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, willnot sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won’tsit upon a cold stove lid, either.”
  11. 11. "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who pointsout how the strong man stumbles or where the doer ofdeeds could have done better. The credit belongs to theman who is actually in the arena, whose face is marredby dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly,who errs and comes up short again and again, becausethere is no effort without error or shortcoming, butwho knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions,who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at thebest, knows, in the end, the triumph of highachievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at leasthe fails while daring greatly, so that his place shallnever be with those cold and timid souls who knewneither victory nor defeat.“ --Theodore Roosevelt

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