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Run The Race To Win


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Sermon by Mike Smith

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Run The Race To Win

  1. 2. Winning the Christian Race… <ul><li>God Wants Us to Win the Race! </li></ul><ul><li>We must set aside the sin… run with endurance the race that is set before us and always look unto Jesus… Heb. 12:1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>To finish the race faithfully is to win it! 2 Tim. 4:7-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Are you running the Christian race? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If so, How are you running it now? </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. God Tells Us To… <ul><li>R each Forward with Persistence Phil. 3:13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Too many live in the past, thinking on things that have already happened. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lay aside every weight, that would slow or hinder the Christians’ race. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As Christians we must emulate Paul and forget those things which are behind. 1 Cor. 11:1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can win the Christian race, IF we reach forward to what lies ahead and look unto Jesus! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. God Says… <ul><li>A pply Yourself with Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Phil. 3:14 BBE “I go forward to the mark, even the reward of the high purpose of God in Christ Jesus.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many Christians lack purpose. They drift along without thought of advancing the kingdom of God. Jn. 9:4; Lk. 19:10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We should take inventory of our spiritual life, set goals for overcoming weaknesses and live with purpose! Prov. 16:9; 3:5-6; 1 Cor. 10:31 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. God Instructs Us To… <ul><li>C onquer Evil with His Power ! Rom. 8:37 </li></ul><ul><li>The old serpent is constantly trying to destroy God’s people. 1 Pet. 5:8 </li></ul><ul><li>When their faith is tested, some Christians give up in despair. 2 Tim. 4:10; Lk. 8:13 </li></ul><ul><li>You can win the race with God’s strength! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through prayer, the promises, and participation in God’s work we can be more than conquerors! Eph. 6:10, 13 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. God Lovingly Encourages Us To… <ul><li>E ndure Hardness with Patience 2 Tim. 2:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Some try to get to heaven on the flowery beds of ease. Mt. 7:13-14; Heb. 6:12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This lack of patience and endurance brings them to disappointment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If we win the Christian race it will be because we trusted God and kept on keeping on when it got tough. Mt. 24:13 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. To Win the Christian R-A-C-E <ul><li>You must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R- each forward with persistence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A- pply yourself with purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C- onquer evil with God’s power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E- ndure hardness with patience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Become a faithful Christian today! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear and Believe Rom. 10:17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repent Acts 2:38 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confess Acts 8:37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Baptized Acts 22:16 </li></ul></ul>