On Sunday Elder Chris Taylor continued his series on Philippians Chapter 3.
Paul reminds us that life has meaning if we are in the race, but what is the loss? What do we need to leave behind to go forward? The things that Paul once thought were most precious to him are the things that he ended up leaving behind in order to run the race for Christ.
As a born again Christian it is our calling to run the race of life where we find both purpose, satisfaction, trials and sufferings. But when we suffer for Christ’s sake, we find grace in our infirmities.
Take joy in knowing that as a child of God, you have already been apprehended (to take hold of). You have already been saved by the grace of an eternal, Heavenly Father. This race is the race of a born again individual.
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 3:10-12