Live in the Mean Time and Not in the End Time! SERIES: Heaven – The Final Frontier
Philippians 3:12-21 ESV
12 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.
13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies
behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will
reveal that also to you.
16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example
you have in us.
18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the
cross of Christ.
19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on
20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even
to subject all things to himself.
If you can think of yesterday without REGRET and tomorrow without FEAR, you are on your way to a
Between tomorrow dream and yesterday’s regret is today’s OPPORTUNITY.
I. EVALUATION: Face your FAULTS
II. ELIMINATION: Let go of the PAST
Isaiah 43:18 NIV – Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
III. CONCENTRATION: Focus on your FUTURE
IV. DETERMINATION: Fight to the FINISH
Galatians 6:9 KJV – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we
Philippians 1:6 KJV – Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in
you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
V. ANTICIPATION: Death DIED when Christ rose
1 John 3:2 KJV – Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall
be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.