by David Cawston

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Focus on the Goal (8 of 10)
David Cawston
Philippians 3:13-21

Memory Verse
Philippians 3:14
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus

Victorious Living Series on Philippians
1. Growing is God's Plan
2. Victorious attitude
3. As Long as I live I have a purpose
4. Life is not about you!
5. Be an example!
6. Don't Worry be happy!
7. Throw out the Trash!
Now! Focus on the Goal!

Phil 3:13-21
--R.C. Sproul in Pleasing God
"A fanatic is a person who, having lost sight of his goal, redoubles his effort to get there."
The fanatic runs around frantically getting nowhere. He is a basketball player without a basket, a tennis player without a net, a golfer without a green.
For a Christian to make progress in learning to please God, he must have a clear idea of what his goal is.
Jesus stated it this way: "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

Victorious living has a focus
To achieve anything you have got to remain focused!
It is an intentional plan that requires discipline!
It is one thing to talk about being a Christian it is quite another to live it!
To be a Christian requires you to stay focused!
To stay focused requires work!
A few weeks after he was elected, President Ronald Reagan shared with reporters a few of the more than a thousand letters he received from an elementary school in Iowa. The letters were offering advice as to how the presidency should be conducted. Another letter, said Mr. Reagan was more to the point. The child wrote, "Dear Mr. President, You have now been elected President of the United State, now go to the Oval office and get to work."

There is a document from back in 1915 when Citibank was a one building bank on a corner of a New York city street, with just a handful of employees. But Citibank set for themselves an aspiration for the future. Here was their goal that hung o ...

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