Apr 212010

Philippians: Jesus Our Joy – Philippians 3:12-16 – by Pastor Rudy Dolloso Jr. – Sunday, 04/18/2010

Paul’s pursuit was not just one of many things in his life. It was not a factor in just one part of a tightly compartmentalized life. No, it was his life, all of it. There was only one thing he did, and that was to seek after knowing Christ. Everything else in his life was determined by whether or not it would help him meet that goal and gain that prize. How different was Paul’s life from the fragmented, compartmentalized, privatized life typical of so many American believers.

Pursue Christ with the maximum exertion of every fiber of your being. Go hard after him. Strain forward.

And so, brothers and sisters, I urge you, I plead with you, for the sake of your own joy and for the honor and glory of God, be like Paul. Pursue the discontented Christian life. Cultivate holy discontentment. Cultivate holy zeal for more of Christ.

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Apr 172010

Philippians: Jesus Our Joy – Philippians 3:1-11 – by Pastor Rudy Dolloso Jr. – Sunday, 04/11/2010

What are the things that stir your affections for Christ?

What are the secondary pursuits in our loves that distract us from the primary?

If you and I want to truly know Christ it’s going to cost us. Knowing Jesus requires that you and I take stock of our gains, our prestige, our very personages and like Paul, consider their worth in light of Christ. What does it mean to know Christ? What will it cost us? What will we gain?
The goal is not to be looking good on the outside, but to have our goal be HIM.

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