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2 Running Life’s Spiritual Race with Endurance Running the Right Race Hebrews 12:1,12-13

3 Theme Passage Heb Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise

4 Hebrews 12 1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, & the sin which so easily ensnares us, …

5 Hebrews 12 1 …& let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,…

6 Hebrews Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, & the feeble knees, 13 & make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

7 “It doesn’t matter how you play if you are playing the wrong game, it doesn’t matter how you run if you are running the wrong race… it doesn’t matter how you live if you are living for the wrong reason”

8 a) Vision to see the race before us 1… and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…

9 a) Vision to see the race before us Endurance requires vision, a clouded future or too many uncertainties sap our strength.

10 a) Vision to see the race before us Phil 3 12 I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection! NLT

11 a) Vision to see the race before us Phil 3 12 But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for & wants me to be. NLT

12 a) Vision to see the race before us Phil 3 13 No, dear brothers & sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: NLT

13 a) Vision to see the race before us Phil 3 13 Forgetting the past & looking forward to what lies ahead, NLT

14 a) Vision to see the race before us Phil 3 14 I strain to reach the end of the race & receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. NLT

15 a) Vision to see the race before us Does the life God has for me energize me or is my spiritual life tired from not knowing where I am going?

16 b) Preparation for the race before us 1 … since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, & the sin which so easily ensnares us…

17 b) Preparation for the race before us 12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, & the feeble knees,

18 b) Preparation for the race before us 13 & make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

19 b) Preparation for the race before us Preparation=Purposeful training. The more purposeful we are, the more we prepare. The better prepared we are, the more endurance we have.

20  Strengthen Myself Endurance requires strength. To build spiritual strength we have to both remove things that hold us down (past, sin, failures, regrets, etc.) and empower ourselves with God’s Spirit, power and love.

21  Straight Paths Trying to move around too many obstacles drains our endurance.

22 b) Preparation for the race before us I Cor 9 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. NIV

23 b) Preparation for the race before us I Cor 9 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. NIV

24 b) Preparation for the race before us I Cor 9 26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. NIV

25 b) Preparation for the race before us I Cor 9 27 No, I beat my body & make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. NIV

26 b) Preparation for the race before us Am I preparing myself so that I have endurance or is my strength being drained because I don’t train myself spiritually?

27 Running Life’s Spiritual Race with Endurance Running the Right Race Hebrews 12:1,12-13

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