Here is the link to the TED talk by David Brooks that I mentioned in the sermon yesterday.
Here is the link to the great section on Phil 3 in the IVP Commentary.
If you want to see what Paul had in mind when he talked about “pressing on” take a look at this old video of the “Miracle Mile” on Aug 7, 1954, when Roger Bannister and John Landy both finished in under 4:00 minutes. Incidentally, Bannister, a young medical doctor, was running with a severe cold and Landy had stepped on a flashbulb barefooted the night before and was running with stitches in his foot. Note the amazing sportsmanship of both men in the post-race interviews. Its been a long time since we saw this kind of attitude in elite sports.