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Written by Mark Dommel   
Thursday, 18 December 2008


Paul had a passion!    What was it?

            To know Christ regardless of the cost - Philippians 3:7-11

Paul had a purpose!   What was it?

To fearlessly declare the mystery of the gospel whenever he opened his mouth - Ephesians 6:19-20

Paul had a focus!        What was it?

To forget what was behind and strain toward what was ahead, to press on toward the goal, to win the prize.  What was the prize?  The glory of heaven - Philippians 3:12-14

Do you have a Passion, a Purpose and a Focus?


"If you want your life to have impact, focus it."  Rick Warren

Paul's focus came from his purpose, and his purpose came from his passion.  His passion - to know Christ regardless of the cost - gave birth to the purpose of preaching the gospel wherever he was went to whomever he met.  His passion was so great, and his purpose so strong that it enabled him to focus on what lie ahead and forget about the past.

What was the result of this dynamic, explosive combination?

Paul took his passion, purpose and his focus and turned them into the greatest tools any preacher or missionary could dream of.  These three tools took him from Damascus to

Rome, and in between he preached the Gospel to thousands, including the Roman emperor.  He planted churches in Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, Philippi, Colosse, and Thessalonica, just to name a few.  Most, if not all, church historians believe that he, more than any other, was responsible for the growth of Christianity in the 1st century.  He focused his passion and purpose on one goal and one goal only - to make his Savior known to as many people as he could. 

What is your passion? 

            What is your purpose? 

                        What is your focus?

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