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2). At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. M. Taylor, D. D.Who that has read that melancholy autobiography left behind him by John Stuart Mill can help recalling here the description which he has given of that which might have been the religious crisis of his life? "We shall be saved" say some, "but not till death." he, too, made "the great refusal," and deliberately put away from him that which would have furnished him with a model that can never lose its relative superiority, no matter how we ourselves may grow, and with a motive that can never lose its power.(W. II. What other than this can St. Paul mean by "I am crucified with Christ," etc. (1) Young man, as you have been devoting yourself to the idolatry of wealth, or to the pursuit of pleasure or ambition, you have been laid hold of. or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" The more elevated he became in character, the more elevated Christ became to him.2. What gets in the way of Christ being your “one thing”? In similar ways, the apostle Paul must have been a sporty person because he so often used athletic analogies, or athletic metaphors to illustrate … Now are they absolutely perfect. But alas! He who helped Paul will help us. Philippians 3:7-10).2. Conversion is, indeed, an apprehension, a laying hold upon a heart trader the sway of worldliness and sin, and bringing it under the sway of all-conquering grace. Two major aspects of his pursuit stand out. Up to this time he had been seeking external things, but now with the vision of Christ there came upon him the conviction that even if he gained all these things he would still be fatally defective in the highest elements of his being. The thoughts expressed in this article are based on a sermon outline by Gary Henry. He could not get away till he had given it an answer.2. Look forward.IV. 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. In his whole nature — physically (ver. Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. 3:12-14 12Not 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. (c)Verse 9 explains both verses 10 and 8.We are cleansed from all unrighteousness that we may go and sin no more. And indeed whence should evil thoughts proceed in the servant who is as His Master (Mark 7:21, cf. )Apprehended that I may apprehendW. Transcript. Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. What other than this can St. Paul mean by "I am crucified with Christ," etc. How many of you students and how many of your teacher … All my happiness was to have been found in the continual pursuit of this end. Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. M. Taylor, D. D.)Apprehended but not apprehendingW. And indeed whence should evil thoughts proceed in the servant who is as His Master (Mark 7:21, cf. Share. There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. He who helped Paul will help us. “Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. And even thence it follows, neither have Christians (Luke 6:40). Even if we fail occasionally let us not be discouraged, for he who slips on the steep mountain is still higher up than he who is sleeping in the valley.(W. Earl Nightingale tells us to... -- Philippians 3:12-21-- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A-- 1996. He doesn’t let them influence him anymore. Thus, therefore, he was confronted with the great question: "Shall I go on and be content with the hollowness of Phariseeism and its inevitable issue? Philippians 3:12-14. 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Look forward.IV. M. Taylor, D. D.Who that has read that melancholy autobiography left behind him by John Stuart Mill can help recalling here the description which he has given of that which might have been the religious crisis of his life? IV. )Apprehended that I may apprehendW. But the Christian is delivered from this danger. Increased holiness. Philippians 3:12-14. He had filled in the outline of his life which he had made for himself, and thought not that there was yet another world left him where conquest would be far more honourable, even the world within himself. The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. From evil tempers. There are three elements in this aspiration which should encourage those who grieve because they cannot realize perfection. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. In this frame of mind it occurred to me to put the question directly to myself: 'Suppose that all your objects in life were realized; that all the changes in institutions and opinions which you are looking forward to could be completely effected at this very instant; would this be a great joy and happiness to you?' There are three elements in this aspiration which should encourage those who grieve because they cannot realize perfection.1. Let the distance between you and Christ shake you out of your complacency. Because Jesus has Paul, Paul can have eternal life. he, too, made "the great refusal," and deliberately put away from him that which would have furnished him with a model that can never lose its relative superiority, no matter how we ourselves may grow, and with a motive that can never lose its power.(W. But not every one who has been laid hold of has thus responded to the Lord's appeal — the young ruler who went away sorrowful; Herod, Felix, Agrippa. The consciousness that he was not striving in his own might. That is comforting and reassuring. "This one thing I do, forgetting the things that are past, and reaching forth to the things that are before, I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.". The society, employments, joys of heaven, will make us fully and forever blest. Pressing On – Philippians 3:12-16 (Greek words can be viewed using the Symbol font) Sermon Study Sheets. Notes. The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? He doesn’t allow his focus to be taken away from what matters most to him:  being called “heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  Like Curly in City Slickers, Paul knows what the “one thing” is and what it should be for every person: Christ. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. Thus even to him, nurtured though he had been in atheism, and educated without a religion, the Saviour came, laying on him His arresting hand, and beseeching him to adopt a more stable foundation for his life. Thus, therefore, he was confronted with the great question: "Shall I go on and be content with the hollowness of Phariseeism and its inevitable issue? Conclusion: Thus doth Christ save His people from their sins. Let the distance between you and Christ shake you out of your complacency. To perfection. This argues a high estimate of a Christian's duty. Series: Philippians: The Way to Joy. These are his words: "I was in a dull state of nerves, such as everybody is occasionally liable to, unsusceptible to enjoyment or pleasurable excitement — one of those moods when what is pleasure at other times becomes insipid or indifferent — the state, I should think, in which converts to Methodism usually are when smitten by their first 'conviction of sin.' 3, where he carefully explains his own meaning (vers. Share: Paul certainly gained a new perspective on life. The more elevated he became in character, the more elevated Christ became to him.2. I seemed to have nothing left to live for." Will Paul ever achieve his goal? 13Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things ...read more. Conclusion: Thus doth Christ save His people from their sins. He who helped Paul will help us. In this frame of mind it occurred to me to put the question directly to myself: 'Suppose that all your objects in life were realized; that all the changes in institutions and opinions which you are looking forward to could be completely effected at this very instant; would this be a great joy and happiness to you?' He felt he had done all that was in him; that, in a word, he had overtaken his ideal, and so henceforward the joy of his art for him was gone. 3. On our way back from New Hampshire, Grace and I stopped at Niagara Falls. He had to choose for himself whether or no he would transfer himself from the service of the world to the service of Christ.2. Matthew 12:33; Matthew 7:17-18). 1. I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. They are free from evil thoughts. What proof did Paul give of it? (d)"These things write," etc. There is no note of despondency. This is evident again from the declaration, "Everyone that is perfect shall be as His Master." He could not get away till he had given it an answer.2. M. Taylor, D. D.)LinksPhilippians 3:12 NIVPhilippians 3:12 NLTPhilippians 3:12 ESVPhilippians 3:12 NASBPhilippians 3:12 KJVPhilippians 3:12 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:12 ParallelPhilippians 3:12 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:12 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:12 French BiblePhilippians 3:12 German BiblePhilippians 3:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (b)The point under consideration is not whether we have or have not sinned heretofore; and neither of these verses asserts that we do sin, or commit it now. )Apprehended that I may apprehendW. The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? Look forward.IV. July 25, 2002. Philippians 3:12-21 New Living Translation (NLT) Pressing toward the Goal. There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. PAUL DID NOT REFUSE TO LAY HOLD OF THAT WHICH JESUS SET BEFORE HIM.1. The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? But what can the world do for you, that for its sake you should put away from you the glorious heritage which Jesus promises?III. The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was usually depicted as a man with two faces. I seemed to have nothing left to live for." Series: Philippians: The Way to Joy. If 1 John 3:3 be true, then the Christian —(1) Is purified from pride, for Christ was lowly of heart;(2) from self-will or desire, for Christ desired to do only the will of the Father;(3) from anger in the common sense of the word, for Christ was gentle and long-suffering. So with some here. Thus, therefore, he was confronted with the great question: "Shall I go on and be content with the hollowness of Phariseeism and its inevitable issue? Thus even to him, nurtured though he had been in atheism, and educated without a religion, the Saviour came, laying on him His arresting hand, and beseeching him to adopt a more stable foundation for his life. - T.C. 2. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. No; he does not refer to himself or Christians (see vers. Philippians 3:12-21 New Living Translation (NLT) Pressing toward the Goal. From evil tempers. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. (e)But lest there should be any doubt on a subject of such vast importance the apostle resumes the subject in Chap. M. Taylor, D. D.)LinksPhilippians 3:12 NIVPhilippians 3:12 NLTPhilippians 3:12 ESVPhilippians 3:12 NASBPhilippians 3:12 KJVPhilippians 3:12 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:12 ParallelPhilippians 3:12 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:12 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:12 French BiblePhilippians 3:12 German BiblePhilippians 3:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (c)Verse 9 explains both verses 10 and 8.We are cleansed from all unrighteousness that we may go and sin no more. We cannot measure the privileges of Christians by those formerly given to the Jews. Christ apprehended you and asked you to revise all your theories of life when you buried your darling out of your sight; when your business went all wrong, etc.II. Christ apprehended you and asked you to revise all your theories of life when you buried your darling out of your sight; when your business went all wrong, etc.II. Forget even your joining the Church. Paul’s life is focused on one thing and one thing only:  the prize. Citizens of Heaven (FB Link) Philippians 3:15-21 Pastor Brian Miller (Outline & Related Scripture) 20Jan2019. He has always the joy of advancement, while yet there is ever something more in Christ beckoning him forward.(W. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. His words are full of joyful exhilaration. There had been no resurrection for us without Christ's. M. Taylor, D. D.)Apprehended but not apprehendingW. But alas! (W. P. Insley, M. There is no note of despondency. Sermon on the Mount Christian Art. )Apprehended that I may apprehendW. he, too, made "the great refusal," and deliberately put away from him that which would have furnished him with a model that can never lose its relative superiority, no matter how we ourselves may grow, and with a motive that can never lose its power.(W. strive to know him and have a relationship with him. Paul begins by saying that he doesn’t think of himself more highly than he ought, instead he thinks of himself with “sober judgment.”  He brings into play the “already but not yet” of Christianity:  Christ has come and made salvation possible, but it won’t be complete until he comes again. M. Taylor, D. D.)The misfortune of a realized idealW. Forget even your joining the Church. The reference is to the circumstances of His conversion.1. This is evident again from the declaration, "Everyone that is perfect shall be as His Master." or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" The reference is to the circumstances of His conversion.1. He had filled in the outline of his life which he had made for himself, and thought not that there was yet another world left him where conquest would be far more honourable, even the world within himself. (John Wesley, M. M. Taylor, D. D.I recall the story of the artist, who, standing before the latest production of his hands, burst into tears, and on being asked for the reason of his emotion, replied, "Because I am satisfied with my work." This is evident again from the declaration, "Everyone that is perfect shall be as His Master." Compare yourselves with Paul. M. Taylor, D. D.I. THE THINGS BEHIND WHICH ARE TO BE FORGOTTEN. (e)But lest there should be any doubt on a subject of such vast importance the apostle resumes the subject in Chap. I. 2. He had filled in the outline of his life which he had made for himself, and thought not that there was yet another world left him where conquest would be far more honourable, even the world within himself. And even thence it follows, neither have Christians (Luke 6:40). There is here, therefore, a human agency as well as a Divine. Dr. A. Kevin Ivy Philippians 3:12 … M. Taylor, D. D.)Apprehended but not apprehendingW. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. The joy of the soul is inseparably connected with the effort to reach that which is above it.2. (2) There is here the concentration of all energies. If 1 John 3:3 be true, then the Christian —(1) Is purified from pride, for Christ was lowly of heart;(2) from self-will or desire, for Christ desired to do only the will of the Father;(3) from anger in the common sense of the word, for Christ was gentle and long-suffering. Don't be always recounting the story of your conversion. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. as so much really gained or accomplished that is to exercise no dragging or injurious effect upon our forward progress. He declares —(a)"The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin. He who helped Paul will help us. Mosaic, early sixth century. He had to choose for himself whether or no he would transfer himself from the service of the world to the service of Christ.2. There is no note of despondency. Transcript. "This one thing I do." The Peace of God (FB Link) Philippians 4:1-9 Pastor Brian Miller (Outline & Related Scripture) 27Jan2019. The prize has not been attained yet, and Paul strains with his whole body—focused on one thing and one thing only—to reach that prize. Eschatology: there is a tension between He had to choose for himself whether or no he would transfer himself from the service of the world to the service of Christ.2. II. M. Taylor, D. D.)Apprehended but not apprehendingW. M. Taylor, D. D.I recall the story of the artist, who, standing before the latest production of his hands, burst into tears, and on being asked for the reason of his emotion, replied, "Because I am satisfied with my work." The stopping of St. Paul in his career, the setting of the truth before him — all that was done for him. This is a list of all sermons from the book of Philippians starting with the most recent. "(2) My middle-aged friend, you know about this too. M. Taylor, D. D.I. His words are full of joyful exhilaration. How is this to be reconciled with 1 John 1:5; 1 John 4:17) See 2 Corinthians 7:1. In the writings we have from the apostle Paul, not only do we have good, objective instruction about how we ought to live as God's people, there is also the example of the man, the apostle Paul. Sermon: Encouragement for the Long Haul - Philippians 3. by Andy Cook on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM . They are free from outward sin. The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. All my happiness was to have been found in the continual pursuit of this end. OUR HOPE. HIS CONFESSION OF IMPERFECTION. Sermon on the Mount Christian Art. Having once seen the Saviour's glory Paul could not resist His claims. If 1 John 3:3 be true, then the Christian —(1) Is purified from pride, for Christ was lowly of heart;(2) from self-will or desire, for Christ desired to do only the will of the Father;(3) from anger in the common sense of the word, for Christ was gentle and long-suffering. 4. The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? The Apostle Paul encourages us in Philippians 3:12-17 to strive toward the goal. Tell us less of what is behind. There is here, therefore, a human agency as well as a Divine. II. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Yet he did not go to sleep over the singularity of his conversion; nor rock himself in the cradle of his apostolic success, nor soothe himself with the opiate of his official position. (1 Kings 8:46; 2 Chronicles 6:36; Ecclesiastes 7:20). "Not as though I had already attained or have been made perfect;" and again," I count not myself to have apprehended.". M. Taylor, D. D.I. or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" (d)"These things write," etc. He has always the joy of advancement, while yet there is ever something more in Christ beckoning him forward.(W. We are to regard the past. It is wise to forget all that. The consciousness that he was not striving in his own might. The perception of a perfection of moral character actualized before him in Christ and made possible for him through faith. Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. And an irrepressible self-consciousness distinctly answered, 'No.' Pastor Scott L. Harris. At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. From evil tempers. They are free from evil thoughts. In this frame of mind it occurred to me to put the question directly to myself: 'Suppose that all your objects in life were realized; that all the changes in institutions and opinions which you are looking forward to could be completely effected at this very instant; would this be a great joy and happiness to you?' M. Taylor, D. D.)LinksPhilippians 3:12 NIVPhilippians 3:12 NLTPhilippians 3:12 ESVPhilippians 3:12 NASBPhilippians 3:12 KJVPhilippians 3:12 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:12 ParallelPhilippians 3:12 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:12 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:12 French BiblePhilippians 3:12 German BiblePhilippians 3:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (e)But lest there should be any doubt on a subject of such vast importance the apostle resumes the subject in Chap. But thoughts concerning evil are not always evil thoughts. NKJV New King James Version. PAUL DID NOT REFUSE TO LAY HOLD OF THAT WHICH JESUS SET BEFORE HIM.1. It is of great importance to observe the difference between the two dispensations (John 7:28). We won’t be completely perfect until he comes, but we can strive to be perfect. 3, where he carefully explains his own meaning (vers. There is here, therefore, a human agency as well as a Divine. M. Taylor, D. D.I. Matthew 12:33; Matthew 7:17-18). He declares —(a)"The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin. M. Taylor, D. D.)The misfortune of a realized idealW. A writer says, "That which is best in you is your appreciation of what is better in others.". or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" The joy of the soul is inseparably connected with the effort to reach that which is above it.2. And even thence it follows, neither have Christians (Luke 6:40). M. Taylor, D. D.I recall the story of the artist, who, standing before the latest production of his hands, burst into tears, and on being asked for the reason of his emotion, replied, "Because I am satisfied with my work." A nation that loves to see its sportsmen and women achieve at the highest level. He had to choose for himself whether or no he would transfer himself from the service of the world to the service of Christ.2. In 3:12 Paul says that he is not perfect, but in 3:15 he implies that he and some of his readers are perfect. But thoughts concerning evil are not always evil thoughts. Pressing toward the Goal. In the writings we have from the apostle Paul, not only do we have good, objective instruction about how we ought to live as God's people, there is also the example of the man, the apostle Paul. (1) Young man, as you have been devoting yourself to the idolatry of wealth, or to the pursuit of pleasure or ambition, you have been laid hold of. ESV English Standard Version. NLT New Living Translation. PAUL WAS NOT DISCOURAGED BECAUSE HE HAD NOT YET FULLY APPREHENDED. If any man might have been excused for cherishing feelings of complacency it was Paul. Yet he did not go to sleep over the singularity of his conversion; nor rock himself in the cradle of his apostolic success, nor soothe himself with the opiate of his official position. Even if we fail occasionally let us not be discouraged, for he who slips on the steep mountain is still higher up than he who is sleeping in the valley.(W. (e)But lest there should be any doubt on a subject of such vast importance the apostle resumes the subject in Chap. (d)"These things write," etc. )Religion is a progressive principle, and that not merely by Divine appointment, but from its very nature.This is the only satisfactory evidence that religion exists at all. Even if we fail occasionally let us not be discouraged, for he who slips on the steep mountain is still higher up than he who is sleeping in the valley.(W. Let the distance between you and Christ shake you out of your complacency. St. Paul with his book (rotulus), Arian Baptistery, Ravenna, Italy. Forget even your joining the Church. His encounter with Jesus Christ had so profoundly changed him, it put a new perspective on everything in his life. He who helped Paul will help us. Two major aspects of his pursuit stand out. Philippians 3:7-10).2. Forget even your joining the Church. In this frame of mind it occurred to me to put the question directly to myself: 'Suppose that all your objects in life were realized; that all the changes in institutions and opinions which you are looking forward to could be completely effected at this very instant; would this be a great joy and happiness to you?' Philippians 3:12-21 New King James Version (NKJV) Pressing Toward the Goal. "(2) My middle-aged friend, you know about this too. 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