LISTEN NOW! Greg, John, and Pat discuss how we need to run the race to win the prize.The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 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.” They continue to discuss how when athletes compete for their athletic teams they go under strict training to perform at their best. They just don’t go out on the field and play that’s what fans do. Athletes spend long hours and many weeks preparing, training, learning, and practicing before they actually take the field for a brief moment. All this preparation is to win the prize. They encourage us to live our lives before the Lord the same way. Run in such a way to win the prize. Paul said that he beats his body as to now disqualify himself from the prize. They further discuss the importance of running and playing in such a way that we receive a crown. They challenge us not to live for this life but to live for the one to come and to have a crown that we would want to lay at Jesus’ feet.
Revelation 4:10-11“The twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Run for the Prize, Not Everyone Will Enter, Jesus and Beelzebub, Elders and the Flock, God Will Not Forget, Crown of Life, Crown of Righteousness, Crown of Life, Crown of You, Throne of God
1 Corinthians 9:24, Matthew 7:21-23, Luke 11:14-20, 1 Peter 5:1-4,
Hebrews 6:10, James 1:12, 2 Timothy4:6-8, Revelation 2:8-11, 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20, Revelation 4