Read Philippians 3: 12-16 and discuss the following questions:
1. Paul admits that in his pursuit of perfection, he has not yet arrived; but he is in strong pursuit of it. I am sure that we would all agree that we haven’t arrived yet either, but do we like Paul have an intense desire to pursue that Christ-likeness?
2. Discuss what you (or we as a group) need to leave behind as we reach forward for maturity.
3. Let’s brainstorm on the specifics of what the “prize of the upward call” looks like. Look up Philippians 1: 9-11; Hebrews 12: 14; 2 Peter 1: 3-4 as you discuss this.
4. What do you need to talk to God about regarding what you need more understanding in?