Run by Faith

Sun, Oct 17, 2021
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. - Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV) Running is a polarizing activity. Some people love it. Other people hate it. It has amazing benefits: It can clear the mind, its good exercise, it can be done alone or with friends and, here in Huntsville at least, its a great source of community for people. Another person described running like this, “It was one of the worst experiences of my life. Legs aching, trying to suck in air while feeling like I had been stabbed in the chest. I’m pretty sure I even got cramp in my big toe. It was awful, and I was only running around my block.” What about you – do you love it or hate it? No matter your feelings, you are a runner. If you have placed your faith in Christ and his work on your behalf you are running a race. That’s the way several New Testament writers describe the Christian life. But how should you run? How long is the race? How can I train? This week we will be looking at Hebrews 12, a portion of Scripture that call us to run. Take a few minutes and read through Hebrews 12 to prepare your heart and mind. And I look forward to worshiping with you online or in person at 10AM on Sunday.
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