Sermon Notes 2021 07 25 AM

July 25, 2021 AM
Dr. Paul Gotthardt
#01 (#1 in series)

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The Goal of Relationship

Philippians 3:7-11

Three reasons for this series:

  1. __ God desires to do in and through your life, He will accomplish out of the overflow of your relationship with Him.

  2. Eternal life is to __ God (and that’s relationship).

  3. An abiding relationship with Jesus changes __.

Key Truth: The goal of the relationship is to __ Christ (vv. 8, 10).

I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord...that I may know Him...”

How do we get to know Christ?

We get to know Jesus by spending __ with Jesus where the __ is on Jesus!

Key Concept: The goal and the spiritual __ must stay together.

The Gospel Message:

  • Humanity was created for relationship with God.

  • Our sin separated us from that relationship.

  • There was nothing we could do to reconcile the relationship on our own.

  • Jesus lived a sinless life.

  • Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin.

  • Jesus rose again on the third day that we might have life.

  • Jesus offers eternal life (or a reconciled relationship) to those who will repent of their sin by placing faith in Him.

Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” – Augustine

Key Concept: A disciple who seeks to __ God will always be met by the God who __ to make Himself known