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I Will Reach My Goal

Reach Goal, Luke 13:31-35  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Introduction:

Know the Goal

What is your goal?
What was Jesus goal?Cast out demons, perform cures, resurrection on 3rd day.
What is God’s goal for you life? Take up your own Cross and follow Jesus.

32And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I 1areach My goal.’

Luke 13:32 NLT
Jesus replied, “Go tell that fox that I will keep on casting out demons and healing people today and tomorrow; and the third day I will accomplish my purpose.
Having a goal in mind will better keep you focus then not knowing what you are aiming to achieve. When you do not have a goal it would easy to distract you or dissuade you when thing get tough.
31Just at that time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away, leave here, for aHerod wants to kill You.”
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31Just at that time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away, leave here, for aHerod wants to kill You.”

Luke 13:31 NLT
At that time some Pharisees said to him, “Get away from here if you want to live! Herod Antipas wants to kill you!”
31Just at that time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away, leave here, for aHerod wants to kill You.”
Who has distracted you from your goal?
Know what you are after and stay focus do not get distracted by other people plans for your life.
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Pursue the Goal

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), .

33“Nevertheless aI must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a bprophet would perish outside of Jerusalem.

Jesus pursues his goal regardless of the conflict that lies ahead.
He is determined to finish what he has started.
His journey ends in Jerusalem with his death by lies and betrayal.
Know that perseverance calls for endurance and putting up with hardship.
In pursuing your goal you will go through some rough times.
Pursuing education will lead you to long nights in reading and studying and missing out in some social events.
In training for a marathon you diet and work out to prepare to finis the race.
In a bride preparing for her wedding day eats nothing but salads to fit in that dress.
See it through.
Know that just as there are people against you, God is for you.
Turn your focus to God to remind you of why you are running this race.
Why does Jesus endure the cross?
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” ( NAS95)
What do you need to endure to achieve your goal?
Make a list for the reasons to endure .
Hebrews 12:1–2 NLT
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

The Goals Purpose

34“aO Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, bjust as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!

Know the purpose of you goal.
Jesus goal is our salvation.
Jesus illustration of a hen using her wings to protect her young alludes to salvation.
Jesus desire to save us is the purpose of his his life.
Knowing the goal and the purpose of the goal is why Jesus pursues the goal.
Jesus sees the rejection and still seeks to save us.

God’s Goal Will Be Completed

“Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘aBLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!’ ”

Those who lose sight of the goal will be destroyed.
Israel rejected the prophets many time and God had to punish them accordingly.
The prophets came in times of need to correct the people and lead them back to God.
God is calling you to stay focus to what he has called you to do.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
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The crowd in Jerusalem say this as seen in
This may also be understood of Jesus leaving via death and coming back again and in seeing the coming of the Lord we say “Blessed Is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
The Lord our God is coming Back again.
God has set our Goal. This Goal is the Cross. Pick it up and embrace your goal and follow Christ command and wait until he comes in glory.
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