God’s Goal for Me
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son… Romans 8:28, 29
GOD’S GOAL FOR ME IS TO [BECOME LIKE JESUS]
49And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven. 1 Corinthians 15:49
God Predestines mE TO BE LIKE Jesus WHEN i …
CONSIDER EVERYTHING [a disadvantage] COMPARED TO gaining christ!
7But whatever was to my advantage I now consider a disadvantage for the sake of Christ. 8What is more, I consider everything a disadvantage compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ Philippians 3:7-8
[trust christ] to MAKE ME RIGHT!
9And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. Philippians 3:9
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion… Philippians 1:6
want [to know christ] More than comfort!
10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11
ADMIT [my imperfections] while pursuing his PRIZE!
12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 15All of us who are mature should take such a view of things…Philippians 3:12-15a
KEY: A disadvantage, Trust Christ, To know Christ, My imperfections