Phil. 3:13-15 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet And a Light unto my path. Psalm 119:104,105
The prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus: Paul was focused on one thing and would not let those things which are behind distract him from it. ONE THING I DO… He pressed on for the prize.
Reaching Forward to those things that are before…
pressI press toward the goal for the prize of the HIGH CALLING of God in Christ Jesus: I strain toward I persue toward I aim toward
But we have to walk the walk, we have to be faithful to Jesus Rev. 2:10 I Cor. 15:58
3 Things A Must to Press On you know1. Make Sure you know where you are going! 2 Tim. 2:15 Foundation a must: TRUTH…Jno.8:32; John 17:17 ….
Speak where the Bible speaks Remain silent where the Bible is silent I Pet. 4:11 Rev. 22:18-19 Marching to be with JESUS!.. Face to face with Christ my Saviour Avoid: Worship that is in vain. Matt. 15:9 ….
Be Sure to Know Why you are pressing! Why are you a Christian? Jesus commands everyone the same thing to become one of His disciples. Mtt. 28:18-20 John 14:6 Heb. 5:8,9 Are you a dedicated Christian? Can The Lord depend on you?
To worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:23,24 To remember Jesus on the First day of each week. “This do in remembrance of me Acts 20:7 To Sing. Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16 To Give as you have prospered. I Cor. 16:1- 3 To Hear the precious word of God!. Acts 2:42 To Pray without ceasing. I Thess. 5:17
If no one comes to worship but you and your family…you’ll be here. Heb. 10:25 Ill. Of man with his family If no one gives liberally to God, you and Your family will. I Cor. 16:1-3 You are a new creature in Christ Jesus. 2 Cor. 5:17
Realize you can make it with the help of God! Gal. 2:20 Gal. 6:14 I Cor. 2:2 2 Cor. 4:5 2 Tim. 4:7-8
You know the devil is trying to discourage you …I Pet. 5:7-8 He isn’t only after you…he is after us all!. But you know Christ is ready to strengthen you! Phil. 4:13 I can’t take one step alone…can you?
I Want to Scale The Utmost Height And catch a gleam Of glory bright
Higher Ground Johnson Oatman,Jr. 1892 Charles H. Gabriel, 1898 I’m pressing on the upward way, New heights I’m gaining every day; Still praying as I’m onward bound, “Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
Refrain: Lord, lift me up and let me stand, By faith, on Heaven’s tableland, A higher plane than I have found; Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
My heart has no desire to stay Where doubts arise and fears dismay; Though some may dwell where those abound, My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.
I want to live above the world, Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled; For faith has caught the joyful sound, The song of saints on higher ground.
I want to scale the utmost height And catch a gleam of glory bright; But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found, “Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
My Reflection Thank you God for helping me today… Thank you God for everything that you have given me Thank you God for allowing me the time To study, to worship, to be cheerful, to be happy, to be with Jesus. My Resolve: Let me each day, keep pressing onward to HIGHER GROUND!
God’s Precious Invitation to All Mankind! Matt. 11:28-30 Jesus said: “Come Unto Me!” Hear. Rom. 10:17 Hear the Gospel! Believe what the Gospel says. Mk.16:15-16 Repent as God commands. Acts 17:30-31 Confess with your mouth your faith in Jesus Christ. Matt. 10:32,33 Be baptized. Jesus teaches us To baptize …Mtt. 28:18-20
Live a faithful life to Christ. When sin enters into your life, do what God tells you to do to have Him wash it away. I John 1:9; I John 2:1-2