In case you were unaware, I’m preaching at the FBC on Sunday August 6. I’ve been considering what I’m going to speak on, and I thought I may throw some ideas on here so the three of ya’ll that read could give me some feedback.
Phillippians 3:8 says: "What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing
greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost
all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ." There is this sign at SuperTans here in Athens that says something like, "Not only can you get a tan, but you can pay water/electricity bills and mail things and send money." I was struck with the thought of how much stuff that is and that Jim Collins (Good To Great guy) would not be happy with them. It occured to me that you probably don’t have to do that many things to be a good SuperTans. In fact, to be a good SuperTans, you probably only have to do one thing really well.
Isn’t the same true for us? There are not that many things we need to know or consider valuable or ascribe worth to for our lives to count and make a difference and be fulfilling. Phillippians would say that there is only one thing we need to know and that is the greatness of knowing Christ Jesus. Phillippians would say that if we know that one thing, then everything else is not only unimportant, but it’s considered rubbish. One thing. That’s it. That’s all we have to know. One Thing. (I sound like Curly in City Slickers)