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 Live in the View of the Long Range Plan (ETERNITY)!                  

Philippians 3:17-21

March 13, 2011

21 Fellowship, SBC

  

Chapter 1 – single mind (to live is Christ).

Chapter 2 – submissive mind (others first).

Chapter 3 – spiritual mind (vv. 1-11 – Paul’s past; vv. 12-16 – Paul’s present; vv. 17-21 – Paul’s future).

 

 I.                   Imitate godly believers – v. 17.

 

II.                Do not be attracted to disingenuous professors of Christ – vv. 18-19.

A.    Their lives are hostile to the cross – v. 18.

B.     They are headed for destruction – v. 19.

C.     They live to satisfy their earthly appetites – v. 19.

D.    They flaunt their shameful choices – v. 19.

E.     Their thoughts are occupied with here and now – v. 19.

 

III.             Live with the view of eternity /Plan carefully for the future (eternity) – vv. 20-21.

A.    We belong to heaven – we’re heavenly citizens passing through – v. 20.

B.     We await a Savior from heaven – Jesus will come and rescue us from here – v. 20.

C.     We know of the ultimate makeover in plan for us – v. 21.

 

 

With heaven in view, our priorities, pursuits, and choices on earth become completely transformed!