The Temple at Corinth Pressing On
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ...
and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,  14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God ...
2 Corinthians 13 The Temple at Corinth 1.  But I  PRESS  on…
None of us have reached the finish mark yet.  We should all “press on” to that finish line…to what God has called us to.
None of us have reached the finish mark yet.  We should all “press on” to that finish line…to what God has called us to.
7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded...
2.  The Prize   Press on to:
The Prize:  the upward call of God.
Philippians 3:15-16  15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, G...
<ul><li>Let us be of the SAME MIND …this is a call to UNITY.  </li></ul>
Philippians 3:18-19  For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemie...
<ul><li>For many walk as ENEMIES of the cross.  a.  Because their mind is on EARTHLY things.  </li></ul>
5.  Philippians 3:20   For our  CITIZENSHIP  is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus ...
Our focus should be on heavenly things.
REFLECTION Growing spiritually :  To live increasingly as Jesus would.  To perceive what Jesus would perceive if he looked...
<ul><li>How to know if you are not growing: </li></ul><ul><li>Preoccupation with appearing to be SPIRITUAL.  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>TRAINING  </li></ul><ul><li>VS. </li></ul><ul><li>TRYING </li></ul>
Spiritual transformation is not a matter of TRYING HARDER. It is a matter of TRAINING yourself in godliness…. HOW TO TRAIN...
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  1. 1. The Temple at Corinth Pressing On
  2. 2. 12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind
  3. 3. and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
  4. 4. 2 Corinthians 13 The Temple at Corinth 1. But I PRESS on…
  5. 5. None of us have reached the finish mark yet. We should all “press on” to that finish line…to what God has called us to.
  6. 6. None of us have reached the finish mark yet. We should all “press on” to that finish line…to what God has called us to.
  7. 7. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
  8. 8. 2. The Prize Press on to:
  9. 9. The Prize: the upward call of God.
  10. 10. Philippians 3:15-16 15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Let us be of the SAME MIND …this is a call to UNITY. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Philippians 3:18-19 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame--who set their mind on earthly things.
  13. 13. <ul><li>For many walk as ENEMIES of the cross. a. Because their mind is on EARTHLY things. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 5. Philippians 3:20 For our CITIZENSHIP is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
  15. 15. Our focus should be on heavenly things.
  16. 16. REFLECTION Growing spiritually : To live increasingly as Jesus would. To perceive what Jesus would perceive if he looked through our eyes, to think what he would think, to feel what he would feel, to do what he would do.
  17. 17. <ul><li>How to know if you are not growing: </li></ul><ul><li>Preoccupation with appearing to be SPIRITUAL. </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming JUDGEMENTAL or PROUD. </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring your spiritual life by SUPERFICIAL means. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you growing in love for GOD and PEOPLE? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>VS. </li></ul><ul><li>TRYING </li></ul>
  19. 19. Spiritual transformation is not a matter of TRYING HARDER. It is a matter of TRAINING yourself in godliness…. HOW TO TRAIN? Spiritual Disciplines.

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