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Aug05

Pressing In and Pressing On

The Latest "Living in Hope with the One Leader" Study Series

 
As we are all working through these challenging times, I want to encourage us with some of Paul’s words as he sought to build up the church in Philippi while himself confined to a jail cell. He began with a right perspective and did not let his difficult circumstances define him.
 
He says,My circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel.…For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:12, 21).

During this COVID-19 crisis, we aren’t in jail, yet many of us have been confined to our homes (“shelter in place”) and face many uncertainties and challenges. Yet, even in this situation we can be an encouragement and help to those around us (family and neighbors) and our coworkers by PRESSING IN and PRESSING ON.

“Pressing In” defined: “to be persistent, unrelenting, and tenacious in seeking to learn, grow, and serve others.”

Philippians 3:8,10 says, “More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ… that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.” 

“Pressing On” defined: “to move toward and take possession of a goal and future.”

Philippians 3:12-14, “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Download the free, full version of this Bible Study to learn the 4 Pressing In attitudes and the 3 Pressing On attitudes for faith-filled living!  

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