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Toward the Goal

I encourage you to press on towards the goal with the words of Paul…

“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.  Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.  For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not have a righteouness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith…

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.

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Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own.  but one thing I do:  forgetting what lies behind and straining forward wo what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 3:7-9, 12-14)

Before Paul was beheaded, Paul wrote his last letter to Timothy and it contained these words,

“…the time of my departure has come.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:6-8)

 

 

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