Do you ever feel stuck??? Youâ€™re in a rut. You just canâ€™t seem to move forward. Weâ€™ve all experienced this. Sometimes itâ€™s our career or a relationship. It can happen as we struggle to master a new technique or put into practice a plan to lose weight. Unfortunately, we can also find ourselves in a spiritual rut, unable and unsure how to gain momentum and move forward in our faith.
In this series weâ€™re going to study a letter that the Apostle Paul wrote while he actually was physically stuckâ€¦in prison. Paul found a way to maintain spiritual momentum by â€œpressing on towards the goalâ€ and this gave him great contentment, joy, and peace through an incredibly trying time. In this series the Holy Spirit will teach us how to move forward spiritually as we unpack what it means to â€œforget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead.â€
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
This worship series will run from October 12 through Thanksgiving Eve.