Philippians 3:7-11
With the End in Mind

Picture yourself as a guest at your own funeral - a little morbid, perhaps, but there's a great point to be made. As you look to transitions in life - a new season, a new year, a new job or a big change - your glance turns forward as you look to what lies ahead. But what if instead we looked at the end of our lives? What would we want to have accomplished, to have said and done, between now and our last day on earth? The apostle Paul had a tremendous gift to look at his life while always keeping the end-goal in mind. In this message we are encouraged to be like Paul - to put our lives in the rear-view mirror and ponder what we can do today that will help us keep the end in mind.