Joy of Keeping Your Passion for Christ

Philippians 3:12-16

By Rodney Holloman , February 20, 2021

Joy of Keeping Your Passion for Christ

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Romans 8:29 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

2 Thessalonians 2:14 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 3:2 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

“Not Yets”

Plan for Running Life's Race

  1. Humbly Acknowledge That You Haven’t Arrived

  2. Fiercely Pursue a Greater Knowledge of Christ

  3. Never Lose the Wonder of the Gospel





1 Corinthians 9:24–27

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Hebrews 12:1–2

1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

How Keep Focus? One Thing that Matters Most?

Don’t at Moment of Conversion

Don’t “Heaven is my Home”

Don’t Victorious Life

Don’t to Lesser Things

Don’t on False Teachings


  1. Word of God. 1 Peter 2:2

  2. Prayer. 2 Corinthians 13:9

  3. Following a godly example. 1 Corinthians 4:16

  4. Trials. 1 Peter 5:10