One thing we all have in common is failure. I have failed at many things, both personally and professionally, and I’m sure you can relate. In scripture there are many people and personalities who experienced great failure. But God took those failures and rebirth them, redeemed them, renewed them. Because of their failure, God used them in a much greater way. Just because we fail, we are not failures. Failure is never final. Let’s talk through this in May and June–join me at 11:00 a.m.Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson
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Corresponding Scripture: Philippians 3:7-14 (NRSV)
7 Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. 8 More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith.
10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, 11 if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.