Envision a New You

Philippians 3:12-14.  Paul’s words give us direction; they tell us how he viewed his past, present & future.  But more than that, his words involve vision.  If you have Paul’s vision it will make a new you, out of you.


A.    Vision gives you hope for a better future.
1.    Abraham, Nehemiah, Jesus, Paul.

B.    What happens to our vision?
1.    We imagine our future can never be better.
2.    We never act to improve our future.


A.    Be discontent (Phil 3:12).
1.    Don’t rule out confidence (1 John 2:28; 5:13).
2.    Move to improve (Matt 5:6; Psa 42:1-2).

B.    Be devoted (Phil 3:13-14).
1.    One goal (Phil 3:10-11).
2.    One fight; one race (2 Tim 4:7-8).

C.    Be forgetful (Phil 3:13).
1.    Forgiven sins (2 Cor 5:17; Heb 8:12; Psa 103:12).
2.    Past successes (Eccl 7:10).

D.    Be forward reaching (Phil 3:13).
1.    Pressing on to lay hold of Christ’s purpose (Phil 3:12).
2.    Following in Christ’s steps (1 Pet 2:21-25).

Envision a new you in 2015!

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