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What was it that arrested Paul? OUR DUTY, to continue in the exercise of faith, self-denial effort. Philippians 3:12-14. If any man might have been excused for cherishing feelings of complacency it was Paul. In 3:12, he means that absolute perfection is not attainable in this life. Christ had just been delivering some of the sublimest doctrines of Christianity, and some most grievous to flesh and blood — "Love your enemies," etc. PAUL DID NOT REFUSE TO LAY HOLD OF THAT WHICH JESUS SET BEFORE HIM.1. "(b)No man can say I have not sinned, have no sin to be cleansed from. (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. 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. Transcript. A wrong profession, e.g., has been chosen. 3, where he carefully explains his own meaning (vers. II. PAUL WAS NOT CONTENT WITH A MERE PARTIAL ATTAINMENT of that which Christ had set before him.1. But thoughts concerning evil are not always evil thoughts. (philippians 3:12-16) not as though i had already attained, either were already perfect: but i follow after, if that i may apprehend that for which also i am apprehended of christ jesus. or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" PAUL WAS NOT CONTENT WITH A MERE PARTIAL ATTAINMENT of that which Christ had set before him.1. In this aspiration there was the evidence that he had made some progress.3. One of the biggest questions we have been wrestling with throughout the course of Paul’s letter to the Philippians surrounds how it is that Paul could possibly rejoice in the midst of his deep suffering in prison (Phil. Sermon on the Mount Christian Art. But what he does is that he “presses on” to take hold of it. There is here, therefore, a human agency as well as a Divine. And even thence it follows, neither have Christians (Luke 6:40). If you would like to stay up to date with all the sermons from Christ Church Manchester, why not subscribe to our sermon podcast. The perception of a perfection of moral character actualized before him in Christ and made possible for him through faith. So with some here. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. The joy of the soul is inseparably connected with the effort to reach that which is above it.2. Look forward.IV. So that whatsoever was the case of those under the law, since the gospel was given "he that is born of God sinneth not." Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. ASV American Standard Version. 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.3. What other than this can St. Paul mean by "I am crucified with Christ," etc. 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. 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.' So with some here. The more elevated he became in character, the more elevated Christ became to him.2. "(2) My middle-aged friend, you know about this too. 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?' From evil tempers. This is evident again from the declaration, "Everyone that is perfect shall be as His Master." The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? Benjamin D. Boeshaar | Philippians 3:12-16 . 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. PAUL DID NOT REFUSE TO LAY HOLD OF THAT WHICH JESUS SET BEFORE HIM.1. St. John is well consistent with himself as well as with the other holy writers. Let the distance between you and Christ shake you out of your complacency. All my happiness was to have been found in the continual pursuit of this end. Philippians 3:12-14-12-14 MSG. Christ had just been delivering some of the sublimest doctrines of Christianity, and some most grievous to flesh and blood — "Love your enemies," etc. You remember the great lakes, don’t you? Sermons from Philippians Back to Sermon Archive December 23, 2018. THE THINGS BEHIND WHICH ARE TO BE FORGOTTEN. 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.' Matthew 12:33; Matthew 7:17-18). The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. 7. Christ has come to you through the faithful preacher, and brought you to a standstill by the death of some companion, or laid His hand upon you in sickness, and held you to your couch face to face with the question: "Have I been living a life such as an immortal man should live? PAUL WAS NOT DISCOURAGED BECAUSE HE HAD NOT YET FULLY APPREHENDED. CSB Christian Standard Bible. )Apprehended that I may apprehendW. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. He has always the joy of advancement, while yet there is ever something more in Christ beckoning him forward.(W. His words are full of joyful exhilaration. Tell us less of what is behind. The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? July 14, 2019 . There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. 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.' (John Wesley, M. then it is the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 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. The perception of a perfection of moral character actualized before him in Christ and made possible for him through faith. No man is tempted above that he is able to bear, and with the temptation there is a way of escape. Once a persecutor of Christians, he was suddenly delighted to be part of the persecuted. There is no note of despondency. "We shall be saved" say some, "but not till death." The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc). In 3:12, he means that absolute perfection is not attainable in this life. "(2) My middle-aged friend, you know about this too. In our glorification. 20-21; 2 Corinthians 4:18; 2 Corinthians 5:1-9). II. What power it gave to apostolic preaching. Four of the five great lakes feed into the Niagara River, and then into Lake Ontario. Let the distance between you and Christ shake you out of your complacency. Earl Nightingale tells us to envision our goals every day, and before we know it we will have obtain. 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. TO WHAT IS THE WORK OF CONVERSION EXPECTED TO LEAD? 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. On our way back from New Hampshire, Grace and I stopped at Niagara Falls. The stopping of St. Paul in his career, the setting of the truth before him — all that was done for him. 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. 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? He has always the joy of advancement, while yet there is ever something more in Christ beckoning him forward.(W. The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was usually depicted as a man with two faces. 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. Philippians 3:7-10).2. It is not by regretting what is irreparable that true work is done, but by making the best of what we are. There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. M. Taylor, D. D.)The misfortune of a realized idealW. The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. 3, where he carefully explains his own meaning (vers. At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. 5. Look forward.IV. A. The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. 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." 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.' What was it that arrested Paul? Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. 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. 12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. Forget even your joining the Church. (1) This language evidently points to the scene on the road to Damascus, when the Lord "apprehended" him and changed the whole gent of his life. There are two apprehensions. There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. There is useful instruction about the local church. In this aspiration there was the evidence that he had made some progress.3. 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. 2. 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 joy of the soul is inseparably connected with the effort to reach that which is above it.2. The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. They are free from evil thoughts. The great heroes of the Church and of the world have been men of one idea, and concentrated all thought and effort in carrying it out. Dr. A. Kevin Ivy Philippians 3:12-14 There is no note of despondency. Sermon Seed #6 in the Series “This Is Living!” – Philippians 3:12-4:1. Tell us less of what is behind. 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) 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. 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. (2) This language implies that the loving hand of the Savior is never lifted off any heart thus arrested tilt all that is implied in the gracious contact has been accomplished. They are free from evil thoughts. There are three elements in this aspiration which should encourage those who grieve because they cannot realize perfection.1. Text: In the first half of Philippians 3, Paul defines the goal of his life: to know Christ. Christ had just been delivering some of the sublimest doctrines of Christianity, and some most grievous to flesh and blood — "Love your enemies," etc. Philippians 3:12-14 . The consciousness that he was not striving in his own might. Don't be always recounting the story of your conversion. 3. There are three elements in this aspiration which should encourage those who grieve because they cannot realize perfection.1. Share. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Philippians 3:12 ESV 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. 1. Tell us less of what is behind. 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. 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. St. Paul with his book (rotulus), Arian Baptistery, Ravenna, Italy. Conclusion: Thus doth Christ save His people from their sins. If any man might have been excused for cherishing feelings of complacency it was Paul. Once a persecutor of Christians, he was suddenly delighted to be part of the persecuted. St. John is well consistent with himself as well as with the other holy writers. If any man might have been excused for cherishing feelings of complacency it was Paul. 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. Objection(5) How shall we reconcile St. John with himself? "We shall be saved" say some, "but not till death." 3. Share: Paul certainly gained a new perspective on life. Sermons (2021) Stand Alone (2020) Stand Alone (2019) Stand Alone (2018) Stand Alone (2017) Stand Alone; Ministries; Life Groups; Prayer Request; OnLine Giving. There is no note of despondency. The thoughts expressed in this article are based on a sermon outline by Gary Henry. He gives us precepts and principles from God. Sermon Seed #6 in the Series “This Is Living!” – Philippians 3:12-4:1. The reference is to the circumstances of His conversion.1. 3, where he carefully explains his own meaning (vers. They are free from evil thoughts. Now are they absolutely perfect. ASV American Standard Version. NLT New Living Translation. M. Taylor, D. D.)The misfortune of a realized idealW. He tells us about the specifics of following Christ. 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.3. M. Taylor, D. D.)The misfortune of a realized idealW. M. Taylor, D. D.)Apprehended but not apprehendingW. 13 Frères, je ne pense pas l'avoir saisi; mais je fais une chose: oubliant ce qui est en arrière et me portant vers ce qui est en avant,… His words are full of joyful exhilaration. M. Taylor, D. D.I. Paul doesn’t throw away his memories of what happened in the past. From infirmities. Let the distance between you and Christ shake you out of your complacency. There are three elements in this aspiration which should encourage those who grieve because they cannot realize perfection.1. Forget even your joining the Church. As in Adam, the covenant head, all died; so in Christ, the covenant head of Adam's posterity, all shall be made alive. That he highly appreciated his future destiny (vers. Philippians 3:12-14-12-14 MSG. 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? NET New English Translation. 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. Pressing Toward the Goal (Philippians 3:12-4:1) by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson Audio (32:48) Free E-mail Bible Study Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. Paul’s goal is the same thing:  becoming like Christ and achieving eternal life with Christ. 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? His words are full of joyful exhilaration. 3. St. Paul with his book (rotulus), Arian Baptistery, Ravenna, Italy. Yes, but it does not follow that Christians must. M. Taylor, D. D.I. People will be perfect again. These sermons were preached on the book of Philippians at Christ Church Manchester’s churches in Manchester.CCM meets every Sunday at various locations around the city.. No, ever his eye was fixed on Christ. 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. Nor did he; and ever after he said, "To me to live is Christ. Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. What that means is that even though we believe in Christ, we still sin. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. What other than this can St. Paul mean by "I am crucified with Christ," etc. The perception of a perfection of moral character actualized before him in Christ and made possible for him through faith. From evil tempers. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. Forget even your joining the Church. 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. Matthew 12:33; Matthew 7:17-18). There is here, therefore, a human agency as well as a Divine. 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. Great importance to observe the difference between the two dispensations ( John 7:28 ) happy... 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