JANUARY 7, 2018

Solve the Resolve
Philippians 3:12-13… This One Thing


Philippians 3:12-13  (NIV)
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

A. New Year’s Celebration

  1. Traditions
  2. Foods
  3. Song

B.  New Year’s Resolutions

  1.  Erma Bombeck
  2. Why Make
    1. Need change
    2. Need reassessment
    3. Need plan
  3. Five Major Areas

Fitness,  Family,  Finance,  Friends,  Faith

C. Resolution and Solution

Resolve – Make up one’s MIND, to DETERMINE, to DECIDE.
Solution – The ACT of solving an issue

D. Five major areas

  1.  Family
  2. Fitness
  3. Friends
  4. Finance
  5. Faith

Conclusion:

  1.  Philippians 3:13-14 ….but this one…

13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

  1.  Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.