Sermon ❯

Pastor Ron Sunday Service February 18

Primary Text: Hebrews 12:1-3

Supporting Text: 1 Cor. 9:24-27; Ep 4:22-24

The race is the lifelong test of faith in this world. The race must be run with patience, i.e. perseverance and endurance. The way of victory is the same as that of the saints in pressing on to the finish. The race must be run by laying aside the sins that impede and slow us down and fixing our eyes, lives, and hearts on Jesus and the example of persevering obedience He set on earth. Remember in only takes a small almost imperceptible course change to cause us to miss the mark down the road. That’s why pilots are taught the 1 in 60 rule, which states that after 60 miles a one degree error in heading will result in straying off course by one mile. We have to check our compass, the Holy Spirit, constantly to keep us pointed to Jesus.

Unlike an athletic competition, the race for the Christian lasts a lifetime. If you’re not dead yet, you aren’t finished yet. You still have time to push forward in the race and win. You may be coming to the starting blocks with regrets over personal, family, or spiritual failure. You may have stumbled coming out of the blocks. You may have tripped during the race. You may even be starting the race a little late, but God can help you make up for the lost time. He can help you pick up speed in the last half of the race and cover more ground in less time than the average runner.

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