Good morning, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Pressing Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already attained,[a] or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have [b]apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already [c]attained, let us walk by the same [d]rule, let us be of the same mind.
Jared emphasized the importance of not dwelling on the past as Christians and focusing on the future. He discussed maturing as a Christian and reaching the goal of true righteousness.
Spiritual Talk: Living Righteously and Forgetting the Past Time 0:00
Jared led a spiritual talk focusing on living a life of righteousness, forgetting the past, and looking forward to the future. He referenced Philippians 3:13, which talks about not letting the past dictate one's life, and emphasized that Christians are accessible from the past because of Christ. Jared also mentioned Second Corinthians 5:17 and Isaiah 43:25 to highlight God's forgiveness and the importance of looking toward the future. He ended the discussion by encouraging everyone to focus on their future and the fantastic possibilities that await them.
Forward Focus: Pressing Towards Righteousness Time 4:21
Jared emphasized the importance of not dwelling on the past as Christians but focusing on the future and pressing forward toward true righteousness. This involves forgetting about the past and reaching forward to what is ahead. The aim is to continually work towards salvation, becoming a better version of oneself each day and making it a personal responsibility.
Faith and Works: Paul's Gospel Discussion Time 9:34
He emphasizes that faith and works go together and that faith is limited due to its limited scope. Jared also discusses the significance of Paul's Gospel, specifically verse 11 in Second Corinthians, which talks about how faith and work go together.
2 Corinthians 5:11-17 - The New Creation in Christ
In Christ, Love Jared W. Campbell
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