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What Is Success?

Success definition:

  • Achieve a desired outcome
  • Attainment of wealth and popularity
Many people consider success to be the 5 P’s:
  • power
  • position
  • prestige
  • pleasure
  • prosperity

Success is more than what you have, what you do, even who we think we are. Success is about whose we are.

Philippians 3:8-14 NIV

8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 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, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Paul is saying that ultimate and lasting success comes from faith.

v. 10 To know Christ in every way

How do we build on this kind of success?
  • Dissatisfaction v. 12
  • Determination v. 13
  • Destination v. 14
Do you know Christ in this way?


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