A Fresh Start!
January 2, 2022
Pastor Bill Stevenson & Bro. Justin Mosher
Bible Passage – Philippians 3:4-14 (NIV)
Main Idea: You can have a fresh start in 2022 because of Jesus! How?
1. __________ YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY TODAY.
Beware of Paul’s 4 False Paths to Salvation:
“The righteousness God requires for salvation is not self-generated but GIVEN by God through FAITH.” (vs.9) (NIV)
“God made him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
2. GET TO _______ CHRIST IN ALL HIS FULLNESS.
● Get to know Christ ___________________ (vs.10a)
● Get to know Christ ___________________ (vs.10b)
● Get to know Christ ___________________ (vs.10c)
3. PUT THE __________ BEHIND YOU.
“…But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.”
Philippians 3:13 (NIV)
“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” Hebrews 12:14-15 (NIV)
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:31-32 (NIV)
4. ________________ ______ IN PURSUING CHRIST.
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 (NIV)
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith…” Hebrews 12:1-2a (NIV)