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  • Mar 16, 2016 | 10:27 am

    Today, in the last of our mid-week prayers services for Lent, we take up Philippians 3:4b-14 and "pressing on toward the goal."Join us at 11:15am for Mid-day Prayer, followed by a light lunch, or at 6:00pm for Evening Prayer, followed by dessert and beverages.All are welcome!Here's a teaser from the sermon..... But what does Paul say of the past?None of it matters - not your sin, for Jesus has dealt with that once and for all on the cross; and not your righteousness.For himself, Paul simply noted that he was glad to let go and lose everything that wasn't Christ.He said, "I count all that stuff as rubbish" - a word in the Greek which indicates decayed and rotten garbage that is useless - not even good for composting. In your heart, you may want to hold on to that stuff.The world may encourage you to hold on to that stuff.But it doesn't really amount to anything. Why?Because of Christ. Christ counts for everything.Paul is happy to let everything of himself go for the sake of receiving Christ, Who is God come to us, in our flesh, to redeem us, reconcile us, and deliver us.What do we have that compares to that? Peace to you all!