So Live to Become Like Jesus

The most powerful and dangerous prayer one can pray is, "Lord make me more like Jesus."
~Pastor Scott

 

We have been talking about our reason for living, that is, our purpose in life.

You see, we won't truly know peace in this life until we know why we are here and where we are going.

Everyone desires answers to these questions; so, let's answer some questions!

The apostle Paul talked about all he had achieved religiously before being confronted by the risen Christ and he concluded that all of it was like a pile of manure compared to the excellence of knowing Christ Jesus (Phil 3:3-7).

In Philippians 3:9-10, Paul says that he wants nothing more than to know Christ and to “be found in Him,” to have His righteousness and to live by faith in Him--even if it meant suffering and dying.

Paul’s purpose was knowing Christ and having a righteousness (that is being right in the eyes of God)—obtained through faith in Him, and living in fellowship with Him—even when that brought on suffering (2 Timothy 3:12).

Ultimately, Paul looked for the time when he would be a part of the "resurrection from the dead."

Do we live like that?

The purpose of man is to become like Christ and to enjoy Him forever.

Keeping our eyes on the author and the perfecter of our faith enables us to experience true and lasting joy;  that is, the abundant life that God desires for us (John 10:10).

So live to become like Jesus.

Go Give Em Heaven!
I love you all,
Pastor Scott