05.16.2018 | by Dave Johnson, Senior Pastor
The Bible describes the Christian life as a race. It’s a race to the finish, a race of endurance, a risky race. This race is not for the faint of heart. It’s not for those who like to play it safe. Yet it is a race God calls each of us to run. So we run. We run to take our cities for Christ. Run to set people free. Run after our friends and neighbors, introducing them to God, who loves them and pursues them.
We Run To Win
“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NLT