10AM Sunday – Feb. 3, 2019 – – – – “Pressing On To Glory”

Paul is encouraging his friends in Philippi, who have decided to follow Jesus, to put their past behind them, and reach forward to the goal that Jesus Christ has for them (Phil.3).  Now it’s impossible to move forward when you are looking backward. People either look back at their past failures, or rest on their past successes. I want to see what God has for me in the future. I know our best days are ahead of us. Think of how athletes run a race; strong & steady until that final lap when they see the finish line, and only then do they unleash all of their energy. That is how I want to live my life. I am getting older, and the finish line is in sight. So I give it everything I’ve got.  I’m leaning into the finishing tape. There’s no way I’m looking back.  – Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013Paul is encouraging his friends in Philippi, who have decided to follow Jesus, to put their past behind them, and reach forward to the goal that Jesus Christ has for them (Phil.3).  Now it’s impossible to move forward when you are looking backward. People either look back at their past failures, or rest on their past successes. I want to see what God has for me in the future. I know our best days are ahead of us. Think of how athletes run a race; strong & steady until that final lap when they see the finish line, and only then do they unleash all of their energy. That is how I want to live my life. I am getting older, and the finish line is in sight. So I give it everything I’ve got.  I’m leaning into the finishing tape. There’s no way I’m looking back.  Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013

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