by John McKain

The Most Important Thing in Life
John McKain
Philippians 3:10-14

What is the most important thing in your life? Depending on what age one is, we would probably have a multitude of answers presented. If we were to ask the young adult, he might say providing for and raising a family. If we were to ask the median age adult, he might say putting away enough savings for retirement. If we were to ask the senior adult, he might say spending time with the grandchildren. However, if we were to ask Russell or Brad, they might say meeting women their age.

In fact, I've noticed that when they were at the mall, they had some unique pick up lines.

? Brad --Are your parents thieves? Because they stole the stars and sparkles in the sky and put them in your eyes.

? Russell -- Hey, didn't we go to different schools together?

? Brad -- I've had a pretty bad day, and it usually makes me feel better to see a pretty girl smile. So would you care to smile for me?

? Russell -- I know milk does a body good, but how much have you been drinking?

? Brad -- Hi, I'm new to this area and you're the prettiest sight I've seen so far. Could you give me some directions?

? Russell -- Pardon me miss, I seem to have lost my phone number. Could I borrow yours?

? Brad -- Was it love at first sight, or should I walk by again?

Well, what is the most important thing in life? We should be able to find a meaningful, life changing answer in Philippians 3:10-14. (READ) The most important thing in life is to be growing in the knowledge of Christ. The growing Christian races toward spiritual maturity. The race demands a single concentrated commitment. The growing believer forgets past defeats and triumphs. He reaches forward to grasp a prize that is ever before him. The upward call of God puts one in a flow of life that disregards everything hindering him from the goal--the full experience of Christ.

I. Growing believers pursue Christ as their victorious Lord. ...

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