Intent: To help us.
Purpose: For us to glorify God, to remain in His Will, and to mature.
Goal: For us to reach the mark.
Objective – To teach us to move forward:
(1) From our old life.
(2) From loss (especially death)
(3) From disappointments
(4) When we miss God
(5) From a stagnant place
Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV)
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (KJV)
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation”