I. What has Paul not “already obtained” in verse 12? Does this mean he is not yet justified or does he mean something else? How does the rest of verse 12 help clarify?
II. What do we learn about the motivation for the pursuit of holiness from verse 12—why does Paul “press on to make [perfection his] own”?
III. According to verse 13-14, what does Paul “do”? What is it that “lies ahead” that Paul is “straining forward to”? What exactly is the “goal” and “prize”?
IV. What is Paul getting at in verse 15-16?