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1 2 TIMOTHY 4:6-22; PHILIPPIANS 2:17; 3:12-14 FINISHING WELL

2 DO YOU REMEMBER THIS SONG? I could be handy mending a fuse When your lights have gone. You can knit a sweater by the fireside Sunday mornings go for a ride. Doing the garden, digging the weeds, Who could ask for more? Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When I'm sixty-four?

3 What races have you run in your lifetime? How do you prepare for those races? What result would you most want to have?

4 Who is this guy? 1968 The official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games - Games of the XXIX Olympiad 8-24 August 2008 NewsVenuesVenues M ar k et in g B ei jin g Image&LookImage&Look G a m e s S er vi c e S p or ts E n vi ro n m e nt V ol u nt e er s BOCOG About us Executive Board Goals and Concepts Organizational Structure Bulletin Contact us NEWS BOCOG News Olympic Dynamics Olympic Cities IOC Highlights IPC News Mission 2008 Sports News Features Road to 2008 Education Venues Marketing Beijing 2008 Image & Look Games Service Sports Media Operations Environment BOCOG IPR Volunteers Public Supervision Services Weather Scenic Spots Hotels My Olympics Collection of Designs Archives Beijing Olympic Database Photo Gallery Video Celebrities Olympic History Olympic Sports IFs Olympic Record HomeHome > Road to 2008 > Education > Humanity >Road to 2008 Education Humanity days to go Humanity John Stephen Akhwari - the greatest last place finish ever (photo attached) Updated: [Favorite] [Fon t: big normal s mall] Mexico, 1968 Out of the cold darkness he came. John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania entered at the far end of the stadium, pain hobbling his every step, his leg bloody and bandaged. The winner of the marathon had been declared over an hour earlier. Only a few spectators remained. But the lone runner pressed on. As he crossed the finish line, the small crowd roared out its appreciation. Afterward, a reporter asked the runner why he had not retired from the race, since he had no chance of winning. He seemed confused by the question. Finally, he answered: "My country did not send me to Mexico City to start the race. They sent me to finish."Credit: IOC For further info., please visit mpic.org/uk/pa ssion/humanity/ akhwari_uk.asp. [Favorite] [fon t: big normal s mall] HomeHome | Sailing Sub- committee | BOBICO | BOCOG Preliminary Website | Contact Us | Set as Homepage | Error Correction Copyright The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Sailing Sub- committeeBOBICO BOCOG Preliminary Website Contact UsSet as Homepage

5 9.79! World record! 1988 But… Disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. (Getty Images) Podcasts Mobile/PDA RSS Feeds Free Headlines LocalLocal | Kids | Radio 3 |KidsRadio 3

6 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 1.Fight the good fight: 1 Timothy 1:18 (it is the Lords), 1 Timothy 6:12

7 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 1. Fight the good fight: 1 Timothy 1:18 (it is the Lords), 1 Timothy 6:12 Because the Christian life is a battle: the enemy is Satan (Ephesians 6:10- 12, 2 Corinthians 4:4)

8 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 1. Fight the good fight: 1 Timothy 1:18 (it is the Lords), 1 Timothy 6:12 Because the Christian life is a battle: the enemy is Satan (Ephesians 6:10- 12, 2 Corinthians 4:4) We are on the winning team (1 John 3:8, Hebrews 2:14)

9 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 1.Fight the good fight: 1 Timothy 1:18 (it is the Lords), 1 Timothy 6:12 Because the Christian life is a battle: the enemy is Satan (Ephesians 6:10-12, 2 Corinthians 4:4) We are on the winning team (1 John 3:8, Hebrews 2:14) There is human opposition; eg Alexander (2 Timothy 4:14) (but God vindicates us!)

10 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 2. Finish the race, accomplish the task Eg. desertion by John Mark (Acts 15: 37-39) Preparation Persistence Perseverence

11 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 3. Stay true and faithful to the Lord…keep the Faith (Luke 16:10) Eg. Demas and the good life (2 Timothy 4:10 )

12 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 4. Respond well to the challenges and trials of life Eg. Paul had no hard feelings and wanted no revenge; John Mark was forgiven and reinstated (James 1:2-4)

13 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 5. Adopt an eternal perspective: How is your worldview different from the rest of the world? Do you really believe God is sovereign?

14 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 5. Adopt an eternal perspective The crown of righteousness

15 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 5. Adopt an eternal perspective The crown of righteousness Those who love righteousness

16 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 5. Adopt an eternal perspective The crown of righteousness Those who love righteousness The hope of the Christian

17 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 6. Understand the importance of fellowship Paul was alone and abandoned and needed a friend (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

18 SIX THINGS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO FINISH WELL: 6. Understand the importance of fellowship Paul was alone and abandoned and needed a friend (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) Loneliness amplifies the problems (Psalm 68:6)

19 SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER: What are you doing NOW in order to finish well?

20 SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER: What are you doing NOW in order to finish well? How does your invisible life reflect your daily personal relationship with God?

21 SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER: What are you doing NOW in order to finish well? How does your invisible life reflect your daily personal relationship with God? In what ways are you involved in serving and ministering in Gods kingdom and therefore making yourself accountable to others?

22 SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER: WHO is an example of someone you know who is finishing well, or has already fought the fight, finished the race, and kept the faith ? Are YOU being that example?


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