Ambitious. The definitions of this adjective include: an earnest desire for achievement; having a great desire to do something; something requiring exceptional effort or ability. Not a word normally associated with Christianity – how we view our faith, how we live our Christian lives. But it should be, according to the Apostle Paul (Philippians 3:12–14). We need to seek higher goals in Christ, to press towards them for the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Apr 09, 2016 Ps Chek Kong Phoon Higher Ambitious Spiritual Goals
What are our spiritual ambitions? What are our higher goals? Identify and reach for higher personal spiritual goals (the main thrust of Philippians 3:12–14). and understand that as a local church we can collectively reach for higher corporate spiritual goals.
If we are ambitious for Christ, then we should not hold back but stretch out, reaching out for Him. Giving of ourselves, our time, our resources. Sharing life generously. Isaiah 52:2 – Do not spare, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. Proverbs 11:24,25 – the generous soul will be made rich.
(Feb 05 - Feb 26)
Am I progressing in my faith?
Is my heart still yearning for more of my Lord?
Is the Word of the Lord still my joy to know?
Is making Jesus known still forefront?
The journey of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour is a day by day living out our faith with and on His grace. It is a faith of the whole person (of the spirit, soul, mind and body). This is a loving, living faith in the living Christ in continuing strengthening.
God wants to do a deeper work in our souls. First, HE wants to take out from us, release us and to lift us up from the embedded hinderances in our lives. In the month of August, we will look at the various beautiful exchanges - fears/insecurities, pride, unforgiveness and guilt/shame.
THE ACHORED CHRISTIAN
(Sep11 - Oct16)
Our souls must dig deep, laying a foundation of spiritual knowledge and experience that is anchored on the Rock that is Jesus Christ (Luke 6:47,48). Only then can we stand against the floods and storms of life.
The supremacy & sufficiency of Christ
A study on the book of Philippians
(Oct 23 - Nov 20)
We hope you will see, appreciate and keep on knowing and experiencing our Lord Jesus Christ as the Sufficiency for all our life and living, spiritual growth, wholesome relationships, and more.