This week’s readings are based on the “Running The Race” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you…
You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally. I don't know about you, but I'm running hard for the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got. No sloppy living for me! I'm staying alert and in top condition. I'm not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (MSG)
Run To Win. In the New Testament, Paul loves the illustration of faith through the lens of running. When it comes to your faith, are you training (spiritual disciplines, serving, etc…)? Are you passionate and giving it all you got? Are you running to win, running not to lose, or not running at all? Ponder this passage and questions today.