Nov 18, 2018
How well do you know Christ? For many Christians, we know Him well enough to know that we are going to heaven. But is that all He promised us? Is that the extent of what it means to know Him? For Paul, Christ was far more than a one-way ticket to heaven. Which is why, in Philippians 3:1-11, he stresses his desire to know Christ in an ever-increasing and ever-more intimate way. Paul knew Jesus as Savior, but he also wanted to know Him as Lord. He wanted to understand the power that came with a relationship with Christ. He wanted to experience the kind of suffering that Christ suffered. Not because he was a glutton for pain and punishment, but so that he could better experience God’s power in the midst of his own weakness. Paul wasn’t interested in knowing more about Christ. He wanted to know, intimately and personally, Christ Himself – on an ever-increasing basis.