Winning the Race
This week's message is Winning the Race. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
Did you know we're in a race? Not a race to compete with one another. Not a race for self-glory. Not a race for an earthly prize. But a spiritual race, a higher calling, a race for the prize of a crown that will not lose its value with time.
Today we talk about the race Paul mentioned when he said, "...lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified," and ponder how this relates to our lives and how we can win the spiritual race we are all called to run.
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How to Win
Throughout the Scriptures, we are called beyond "good enough" to excellence. We are not instructed to just begin the race, but we are told me must finish it, and finish it well.
Today we talk about four important parts of winning the race:
3. Staying on the Path, and
4. Finishing the Race
If we're going to run the race at all, we must run to win. No one wins a marathon who doesn't get in shape and train. Our spiritual race is a marathon, and God expects us to train, get in shape, and run to win. And as we run with all we have, others will follow.
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