Finishing the Race

Running Rules for a Strong Finish: Rule #4: Fix our Eyes on Jesus 

Steve Cox“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:2 The word in the original language for “fix our eyes” in this passage means, to intentionally look away from one thing so as to be able to focus on another. 

Running Rules For a Strong Finish: Rule #3: Running Involves a Commitment to Endure - To “Abide Under” the Load

Steve Cox“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1

Running Rules for a Strong Finish: Rule #2: Take Action To Be Prepared

Steve CoxLast month, I began a series of articles based on the Biblical teaching that living the Christian life is analogous to running a race. The first teaching focused on accepting the race that God lays out for each of us, and not getting caught up in comparing our race to others, wishing we were running a different race.

Running Rules for a Strong Finish: Rule #1: Accept, Don't Compare

Steve CoxRule #1: Accept, Don't Compare

I know a number of people that love running.  Personally, I have a hard time with it.  I am not a natural runner and it is a real struggle for me.  I think that is why I am so fascinated with the passages in the New Testament that tell us living the Christian life is like running a race.  I can readily relate to the difficulty and the challenge involved.

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