- Recognize that every expression of success is the exclusive prerogative of God (v. 27).
- Recognize that ultimate satisfaction comes in uniting people intimately to Jesus Christ (vv. 28-29).
- Recognize that the increasing preeminence of Jesus Christ has been irresistibly predetermined (v. 30)
This sermon was encouraging because as a pastor of a church with 27 members, I tend to get discouraged due to self-centeredness.