Do you want a championship marriage? Do you want a championship career? Do you want a championship faith? It’s going to take a championship effort.
I. The Pursuit Of Perfection
Philippians 3:12-14a (ESV)
12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press
II. Accountability Is An Absolute
III. Life lesson: “Pushing through the pain allows us the privilege of learning perseverance.”
Matthew 16:24 (NET)
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)
3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Romans 5:5 (NET)
5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
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