Philippians 3:10-13 KJV
10That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
12Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Church is not self-help but help from God through prayer and reading of His Word.
Today, The Word of God has been discounted to the ramblings of ignorant men who need to get out of the way and let others try something new. Change God’s word into what we want it to say or water it down to something un-useable or meaningless even in time of need.
Paul looked into the works of Christ and His RESURRECTION and saw something.
Paul was willing to not only see Jesus in good times but in His sufferings even UNTO DEATH.
Paul was willing to die for the cause of Christ.
Paul demonstrated, no fear in being a PRISONER of Christ.
Paul made up his mind on the Damascus road, he would follow the Christ he met there.
Paul was used by the gifts that God gave him to minister the Word to those who needed to hear it.
The world says we do not need Jehovah God, Paul is saying I want God to OVERTAKE me.