A Single Passion (Part 2)
Text: Philippians 3:8–16
Main Idea: Christian Maturity is a passionate life-long pursuit of intimacy with Jesus.
Main Question: What are the common barriers to this passionate pursuit of intimacy with Jesus?
I. An Incomplete Grasp of the Gospel (3:12–13a)
A. Justification by faith is just the beginning
B. “Pressing on” in Sanctification is the proper response to Christ’s unmerited favor
II. An Unhealthy Obsession with Memories of the Past (3:13b–14)
A. Past Accomplishments
B. Past Pain and Failure
III. Practical Implications (3:15–16)
A. Forgetting the past is not a call to ignore the past
B. Christian Maturity is a persistent “mindset” not a level of spiritual achievement