Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Qualifying For Life's Race
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Qualifying For Life's Race

1,523

Published on

On Saturday, May 17, 2008, a Youth Lectureship was presented at the meeting place of the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. The featured speakers were Jason Hardin and Aaron Kemple. The title of the …

On Saturday, May 17, 2008, a Youth Lectureship was presented at the meeting place of the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. The featured speakers were Jason Hardin and Aaron Kemple. The title of the lectureship was "The Race That Is Set Before Us."

Published in: Spiritual, Health & Medicine
1 Comment
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,523
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
60
Comments
1
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. 2008 Youth Lectureship presented at the meeting place of the Laurel Canyon church of Christ Session #1 – Qualifying For Life’s Race [Jason Hardin]
  • 2.  
  • 3. MY RACE IS STILL BEING RUN!
  • 4. 1 Corinthians 9:27 -- 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified .
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9. Hebrews 12:1 -- 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…
  • 10. Hebrews 12:1 -- 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us… there for a reason!
  • 11. Hebrews 12:1 -- 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us… because, inasmuch as…
  • 12. Hebrews 12:1 -- 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us… those who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced
  • 13. Hebrews 12:1 -- 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us… witnesses of God! those who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced
  • 14. <ul><li>Abel – God will receive me if I humbly offer Him what He wants. </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Abel – God will receive me if I humbly offer Him what He wants. </li></ul><ul><li>Enoch – the power of God to grant eternal life. </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>Noah – even when God determines to exercise vengeance on the wicked… </li></ul>… He will save me if I have faith in Him.
  • 17. <ul><li>Abraham – things will work out if I trust God and follow Him. </li></ul>
  • 18. <ul><li>Abraham – things will work out if I trust God and follow Him. </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah – God keeps His promises, even if I think it’s impossible. </li></ul>
  • 19. <ul><li>… and on and on and on . </li></ul>
  • 20. The same God who was their God is our God.
  • 21. The God of yesterday is the God of today and tomorrow ! The same God who was their God is our God.
  • 22.  
  • 23. Revelation 5:12-13 “ Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing! To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
  • 24. Do you believe that this is necessary?
  • 25. Do you believe that this is necessary? Hebrews 11:1-2 -- 1 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation ( NLT ).
  • 26. Do you believe that this is necessary? Hebrews 11:1-2 -- 1 The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. 2 The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. ( The Message )
  • 27. Do you believe that this is necessary? Hebrews 11:6 -- 6 Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him ( NKJV ).
  • 28. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin?
  • 29. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>May not necessarily be bad in and of themselves. “Weights” can be something perfectly innocent and harmless. </li></ul>
  • 30. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul>
  • 31. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul>
  • 32. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul>
  • 33. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul>
  • 34. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul>
  • 35. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul>
  • 36. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul>
  • 37. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul>
  • 38. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Bad experiences </li></ul>
  • 39. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Bad experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Hurtful memories </li></ul>
  • 40. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Bad experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Hurtful memories </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointments </li></ul>
  • 41. <ul><li>Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Dating </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Bad experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Hurtful memories </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointments </li></ul><ul><li>Failures </li></ul>
  • 42. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? Galatians 5:7 -- 7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
  • 43. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? Galatians 5:7 -- 7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? If it weighs you down, diverts your attention, saps your energy or dampens your enthusiasm for the things of God…
  • 44. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? Galatians 5:7 -- 7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? If it weighs you down, diverts your attention, saps your energy or dampens your enthusiasm for the things of God… …IT MUST BE LAID ASIDE!
  • 45. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin?
  • 46. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “unrighteous” party-goers </li></ul>
  • 47. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “unrighteous” party-goers </li></ul>1 Cor. 6:9-10 -- 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived…
  • 48. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “unrighteous” party-goers </li></ul>1 Cor. 6:9-10 -- 9 …neither the sexually immoral , nor idolaters , nor adulterers , nor men who practice homosexuality , 10 nor thieves , nor the greedy , nor drunkards , nor revilers , nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
  • 49. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “unrighteous” party-goers </li></ul><ul><li>The “too-many-hypocrites” vender </li></ul>
  • 50. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “unrighteous” party-goers </li></ul><ul><li>The “too-many-hypocrites” vender </li></ul><ul><li>The “it’s-just-as-good- outside” tailgaters </li></ul>
  • 51. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “unrighteous” party-goers </li></ul><ul><li>The “too-many-hypocrites” vender </li></ul><ul><li>The “it’s-just-as-good- outside” tailgaters </li></ul><ul><li>The “make-up-your-own- rules” innovator </li></ul>
  • 52. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “make-up-your-own- rules” innovator </li></ul>2 Timothy 2:5 -- 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
  • 53. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “unrighteous” party-goers </li></ul><ul><li>The “too-many-hypocrites” vender </li></ul><ul><li>The “it’s-just-as-good- outside” tailgaters </li></ul><ul><li>The “make-up-your-own- rules” innovator </li></ul><ul><li>The “I’ve-got-enough- time-to-make-it” procrastinator </li></ul>
  • 54. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “I’ll-sneak-in-without-a- ticket” guy </li></ul>
  • 55. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “I’ll-sneak-in-without-a- ticket” guy </li></ul>John 10:1 -- 1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.”
  • 56. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “I’ll-sneak-in-without-a- ticket” guy </li></ul><ul><li>The “I’m afraid-to-wear- the-colors” coward </li></ul>
  • 57. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “I’ll-sneak-in-without-a- ticket” guy </li></ul><ul><li>The “I’m afraid-to-wear- the-colors” coward </li></ul>John 12:42 -- 42 Many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.
  • 58. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “I’ll-sneak-in-without-a- ticket” guy </li></ul><ul><li>The “I’m afraid-to-wear- the-colors” coward </li></ul><ul><li>The “fair-weather” follower </li></ul>
  • 59. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “fair-weather” follower </li></ul>Matthew 7:21 -- 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven… … but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
  • 60. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “I’ll-sneak-in-without-a- ticket” guy </li></ul><ul><li>The “I’m afraid-to-wear- the-colors” coward </li></ul><ul><li>The “fair-weather” follower </li></ul><ul><li>The “I-can’t-bear-to- leave-my-junk- behind” packrat </li></ul>
  • 61. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “I-can’t-bear-to- leave-my-junk- behind” packrat </li></ul>Matthew 7:13-14 -- 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many…”
  • 62. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? Matthew 7:13-14 -- 14 “For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” <ul><li>The “I-can’t-bear-to- leave-my-junk- behind” packrat </li></ul>
  • 63. Are you willing to lay aside every weight and sin? <ul><li>The “I’ll-sneak-in-without-a- ticket” guy </li></ul><ul><li>The “I’m afraid-to-wear- the-colors” coward </li></ul><ul><li>The “fair-weather” follower </li></ul><ul><li>The “I-can’t-bear-to- leave-my-junk- behind” packrat </li></ul>
  • 64. “ Be all you can be!”
  • 65. When the going gets tough…
  • 66. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Lock eyes with Moses </li></ul>
  • 67. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Lock eyes with Moses </li></ul>Exodus 3:6-10 -- 6 “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob… 7 …I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry… 8 …I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians…”
  • 68. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Lock eyes with Moses </li></ul>Exodus 3:6-10 -- 10 “Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
  • 69. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Hear the shouts of Gideon </li></ul>
  • 70. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Hear the shouts of Gideon </li></ul>Judges 6:12 -- 12 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.”
  • 71. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Hear the shouts of Gideon </li></ul>Judges 6:15 -- 15 “…my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”
  • 72. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Hear the shouts of Gideon </li></ul>Judges 6:16 -- 16 “I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”
  • 73. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Be refreshed by young David </li></ul>
  • 74. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Be refreshed by young David </li></ul>1 Samuel 16:7 -- 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature… For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
  • 75. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Be refreshed by young David </li></ul>1 Samuel 16:12 -- 12 And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.”
  • 76. When the going gets tough… <ul><li>Recognize the confident smile of Elijah </li></ul>
  • 77. Hebrews 12:1 -- 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…
  • 78. For more Bible material, visit: www.LCCOC.net

×