Monday, 14 November 2011

Adult Sunday School Lesson - 9:45am 11/20/11

Pressing Toward the High Goal
Philippians 3:12-16

I)                   Imperfection
a.       Paul was a Christian leader
b.      Paul was a Christian leader of unusual holiness, devotion, dedication. Thus he was unusually Christ like.
                                                              i.      Did Paul consider himself perfect? ______________________________ (vs. 12)
                                                            ii.      Paul said he was following ______________________________ (vs.12)   
                                               
II)                Striving For Perfection
a.       Paul is alluding to running a race
b.      Do you perceive life to be a race that requires endurance more than speed? ___________.
c.       What types of activities are required in order to prepare for a marathon?
                                                              i.      ________________________________________________________________________
                                                            ii.      ________________________________________________________________________
                                                          iii.      ________________________________________________________________________
                                                          iv.      ________________________________________________________________________
                                                            v.      ________________________________________________________________________

d.      What types of activities are required in order to prepare for a Christian marathon?
                                                              i.      ________________________________________________________________________
                                                            ii.      ________________________________________________________________________
                                                          iii.      ________________________________________________________________________
                                                          iv.      ________________________________________________________________________
                                                            v.      __________________________________________________ _____________________

e.       One also has to prepare one’s mind
                                                              i.      Paul said he there was one thing he did. What was this one thing? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1.      Paul cleared his mind daily of past failures and past successes. If we are to run the race we must prepare our bodies and ___________.
2.      Is it difficult to forget one’s past? ________. If so, why?
a.       _________________________________________________________________
b.      _________________________________________________________________
c.       _________________________________________________________________

3.      It’s not enough to just run the race we must ________________________. (vs.14)




III)             Hindrances To Perfection
a.       What hindrances are there to running and completing our race?
                                                              i.      ________________________________________________________________________(Hebrews 10:1-2)
                                                            ii.      ________________________________________________________________________(I Corinthians 9:24-27)
________________________________________________________________________(Philippians 3:20-21)