HOW AND WHY YOU MUST PRESS ON: Philippians 3:12-16


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?

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.