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Changing the world one step at a time

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Session 4


Driving the Vision
Reading Philippians 3: 12 - 4:1
  Beyond the boundaries

The “big picture” goals

  • to gain Christ (vv. 8): status
  • to know Christ (vv. 10): relationship
  • to share with Christ (vv. 10 – 11): intimacy
  • to press on towards Christ (vv. 12 – 14): growth

Space to grow

  • a realistic view of where we are (vv. 13)
  • an exciting opportunity to grasp (vv. 13 – 14)
  • a powerful support network to embrace (vv. 17)

Starting off on the right track

  • a readiness to listen to God and others (vv. 15)
  • growth and discipleship are progressive: we are on the way! (vv. 16)
  • we have a new status with specific privileges – present and future (vv. 20 – 21)

Keeping on the road (4:1)

  • recognise – and celebrate - what has been achieved (vv. 16)
  • examine yourself: how can I grow? What do I need to do? (vv. 14)
  • look up to God: follow His guidance (vv. 15), receive His power (vv. 21)