The Goal of a Christian Life

“The Goal of the Christian Life”

Philippians 3:10-11




“My goal is to know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death, assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead” (Philippians 3:10-11, CSB).  PRAY


The goal of the Christian life is to know Christ (v. 10).


“This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the one You have sent—Jesus Christ” (John 17:3, CSB).



  1. All relationships begin with an introduction.



“Breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord” he was on his way to Damascus to arrest men and women who were followers of Jesus, when “a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.  Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’  He answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’  The Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting’” (see Acts 9:1-6).


  1. All relationships grow through cultivation.


  • Cultivation requires time. You must spend time together.



To know Christ in a more intimate way, you must open your heart to Him, so He can confront you, cleanse you and make you more like Himself.



  • Christ reveals Himself through His written Word (Heb. 1:1-3).


“Long ago God spoke to our ancestors by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son. God has appointed him heir of all things and made the universe through him. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word” (Heb. 1:1-3, CSB).



  • The goal of Bible study is growing obedience.


“The one who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him” (John 14:21, CSB).