The calling of the Christian is from heaven, and to heaven; compare, Ει δολιχον εδραμον, προς τῳ τελει εδει με ανειναι, και μη μαλλον επιτειναι, For the prize of the high calling of God -, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Text and Manuscripts of the New Testament. Increased holiness. Philippians 3:12-14 MSG I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. Did you become discouraged? It is a calling which is “high,” or “upward” - ( ἄνω anō) - that is, which tends to the skies. God has called us to great and noble efforts; to a career of true honor and glory; to the obtainment of a bright and imperishable crown. Nothing is suffered to draw off the gaze from that end which is to be reached, and which, like the winning-post in a race, is kept steadily in view. How about when you were quite young and were learning to tie your shoes? Hymn Lists. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? It demands his highest efforts, and it is worth all the exertions which a mortal can make even in the longest life. When it was said to Diogenes, the cynic, “Thou art now an old man, rest from thy labors;” to this he answered: Ει δολιχον εδραμον, προς τῳ τελει εδει με ανειναι, και μη μαλλον επιτειναι ; “If I have run long in the race, will it become me to slacken my pace when come near the end; should I not rather stretch forward?” Diog. That is a difficult task for tiny hands. Whether it is learning to tie your shoes, learning to knit, learning how to spell new words, learning how to be kind, learning how to throw a ball, or learning to jump rope, be positive and keep working toward your goal. II. of See the concluding observations on 1 Corinthians 9:27.What is called σκοπος , mark or scope, here, is called κανων, the line, i.e. Props: A Bible and a trophy or reward of some sort. cap. already and not yet. I had to learn how to put stitches on the needles, how to read directions, and how to make those directions become a knitted hat or scarf or sweater. I press toward the mark - As he who was running a race did. Laert., lib. The Bible reminds us that this is a “high calling” (3:14). The calling of the Christian is from heaven, and to heaven; compare Proverbs 15:24. Not one of us is perfect. Philippians 3:12–14. Tim Statezny brought us to Philippians 1 last week. In the Bible the apostle, Paul talks about learning how to become a good Christian. Past sinful pleasures. Have you ever tried to learn something new and found it difficult? Sermons Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Explanation and Commentary of Philippians 3:14. He has been summoned by God through the gospel of the Lord Jesus to secure the crown. the marked line, Phlippians 3:16. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It is placed before and above him in heaven. 6. Intro. . Published by permission. Children’s Sermons A preacher dreamed he had died and was standing in front of the gates of heaven. For the prize - The prize of the racer was a crown or garland of olive, laurel, pine, or apple; see the notes at 1 Corinthians 9:24. I press on towards the goal. Philippians 3:4b-14 A High Calling. Tim Carpenter. Read verse in The Message Bible perseverance. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Biblical Commentary Already and not yet. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Philippians 3:14. The “mark” means properly the object set up at a distance at which one looks or aims, and hence the goal, or post which was set up at the end of a race-course, and which was to be reached in order that the prize might be won. Philippians 3:14.