May 22, 2022
Series: Runner up
Topic: Persistence
Book: Hebrews

Speaker: Gerhardt Dalton

Heb 12:1(NKJV) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. 1 Kings 18:46 (NLT) Then the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel. Heb 12:2 (NKJV) Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 1 Cor 9:24 (NLT) Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 1 Cor 9:26 (NLT)  So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. “Running is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.“ 1 Cor 9:27 (NLT) 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. Jas 1:23-24 (NLT) For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. Eph 2:10 (NLT)  For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. 1 Cor 9:25 (NLT) 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.