On April 20 & 21, 2012, the men from my church attended the 2012 Man Up Men’s Conference in Orlando, FL. The conference featured powerful and insightful messages from Jerry Thorpe & Jim Groves. This is the third post in the series.

The notes may be hard to follow, but feel free to browse them for insights. Especially, check out the “Notes & Quotes” section at the bottom.


Man Up Men’s Conference

Orlando, FL

Speaker: Jerry Thorpe
Topic: Successful Living
Text: Philippians 3:13-14
Date: April 21, 2012

Synopsis: “This one thing I do, forgetting the things behind, I press on to the finish line.”


1. This One Thing I Do (Goal or Mission for Life)

Characteristics of True Goals:

  • A true goal should be identifiable.
  • A true goal should be measurable.
  • A true goal should be challenging.
  • A true goal should be public.
  • Reflection & Questions to Ask Yourself:

  • What are your spiritual goals?
  • What are your health goals?
  • What are your marriage goals?
  • What are your family goals?
  • What are your financial goals?
  • What are your work goals?
  • What are your ministry goals?
  • 2. Forgetting Those Things Which Are Behind

    Two Things You Have to Forget:

  • Forget your inadequacies.
  • Forget your skeptics.
  • Three Tings You Have to do to Walk on Water:

  • Get out of the boat.
  • Forget the storm.
  • Ignore the boat people.
  • 3. I Press On (Don’t Quit)

    Notes & Quotes

  • Successful living begins with a salvation experience. Otherwise, all your success doesn’t matter.
  • If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
  • What would you do if you knew you could not fail.