Press on

27th September 2017

This week I have been reading Philippians. Found in the New Testament, it’s a letter that the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Philippi, around 61AD (in Greece) to thank them for a gift they gave him whilst he was in prison in Rome. Paul was so grateful for their gift that his letter was one of gratitude and encouragement. In chapter three he urged them to keep going as Christians...

I do not mean that I am already as God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal, but I continue trying to reach it and to make it mine. Christ wants me to do that, which is the reason he made me his. Brothers and sisters, I know that I have not yet reached that goal, but there is one thing I always do. Forgetting the past and straining toward what is ahead, I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me through Christ to the life above.
Philippians 3:12-14 The NCV Bible

Paul remembered what he was like before he had become a Christian and how Jesus had utterly transformed him. However, Paul always looked ahead at to what God wanted do in the future. That gaze kept him focused on serving Jesus despite being flogged and imprisoned for his faith! He encouraged the Christians in Philippi to both look and keep moving forward. And it’s the same for us today. None of us is the perfect Christian! However God has more things in store for us in service of Him! So today, forget what is behind, stay focused and press on into your future...

Gary Bastin - TC church leader

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