Keeping Long Term Perspective

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Everyone is capable of living well for a short term. As we have studied Philippians, we have heard Paul encourage us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. He has told us to live in a manner worthy of the gospel, to count this world’s gains as rubbish, and to press on to the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. We may hear a stirring sermon, or read an inspiring account of someone who does it well. But soon we return to our former patterns. What are the secrets of keeping the things we are learning in Philippians for the rest of our lives? Let’s learn how today.