Bible Book: Philippians

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Long Pastorate

Date: October 2nd, 1983  |  Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14  |  Topics: Biographical, FBC-Dallas, History, Pastor

Not 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. Brethren, 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


We Begin Our Fortieth Year

Date: October 2nd, 1983  |  Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14  |  Topics: Biographical, FBC-Dallas, History, Pastor

Not 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. Brethren, 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


Woman’s Work in the Church

Date: October 21st, 1984  |  Scripture: Philippians 4:3  |  Topics: Church, Church Government, Ministry, Women

And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.


Gambling Your Life on God

Date: October 8th, 1986  |  Scripture: Philippians 2:25-30  |  Topics: Angels, Epaphroditus, Faithfulness, Ministry, Service

Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoiceContinue Reading


The Golden Tomorrow

Date: January 4th, 1987  |  Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14  |  Topics: Anniversary, FBC-Dallas, History

Not 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. Brethren, 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


The Golden Tomorrow

Date: January 4th, 1987  |  Scripture: Philippians 3:14  |  Topics: Anniversary, FBC-Dallas, History

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


Pressing Toward the Prize

Date: September 13th, 1987  |  Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14  |  Topics: Commitment, Discipline, Integrity, Pride, Prize

Not 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. Brethren, 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


Pressing Toward the Prize

Date: September 13th, 1987  |  Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14  |  Topics: Commitment, Discipline, Integrity, Pride, Prize

Brethren, 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


The State of the Church

Date: January 3rd, 1988  |  Scripture: Philippians 3:12-14  |  Topics: Church, FBC-Dallas, History, Retirement

Not 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. Brethren, 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


He Gambled His Life on God

Date: May 21st, 1989  |  Scripture:  |  Topics: Commitment, Dedication, Faithfulness, Paul

HE GAMBLED HIS LIFE ON GOD Dr. W. A. Criswell Philippians 3:12-14 5-21-89     7:30 p.m.     This is the pastor bringing the message, and it’s a Latin/Greek one out of the Holy Scriptures.  So let’s begin.  In the third chapter of Paul’s letter to Philippi, beginning at verse 12 [Philippians 3:12]: “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect,” reaching the goal for which God set before me, “but I follow after, if that I may apprehend”—this whole passage is taken out of theContinue Reading