1 John 5 4 For whatever is born

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1 John 5: 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And

1 John 5: 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world; our faith.

1 Cor 9: 24 -27 n Do you not know that those who run

1 Cor 9: 24 -27 n Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

The Isthmian Games or Isthmia (ancient Greek Ἴσθμια)

The Isthmian Games or Isthmia (ancient Greek Ἴσθμια)

The Isthmian Games n They would compete fiercely, each striving for the Isthmian crown

The Isthmian Games n They would compete fiercely, each striving for the Isthmian crown - a wreath of wild celery. n Winners received a lifetime exemption from paying taxes and serving in the military. n They would also receive free tuition at one of their universities. n Statutes of themselves would be erected along the road that led to the site of the games.

“You do not win the silver medal, you lose the gold!” n The Apostle

“You do not win the silver medal, you lose the gold!” n The Apostle Paul described the Christian life in terms of athletic metaphors. His goal was to win the “race” of the Christian life, not to lose it (Phil. 3: 12 -14; 1 Cor. 9: 24 -27; 2 Tim. 4: 6 -8). He died winning the race!

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL n 1. Proceed – Get Going

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL n 1. Proceed – Get Going

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2.

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2. Pursue – Keep Moving n

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2.

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2. Pursue – Keep Moving n 3. Prepare – Get Ready n

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2.

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2. Pursue – Keep Moving n 3. Prepare – Get Ready n 4. Perceive – Get Focused n

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2.

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2. Pursue – Keep Moving n 3. Prepare – Get Ready n 4. Perceive – Get Focused n 5. Purpose – Get Energized n

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2.

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2. Pursue – Keep Moving n 3. Prepare – Get Ready n 4. Perceive – Get Focused n 5. Purpose – Get Energized n 6. Produce – Get Fruitful n

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2.

SEVEN KEYS TO RUNNIG YOUR RACE WELL 1. Proceed – Get Going n 2. Pursue – Keep Moving n 3. Prepare – Get Ready n 4. Perceive – Get Focused n 5. Purpose – Get Energized n 6. Produce – Get Fruitful n 7. Persist – Never Quit n

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need to discipline our minds

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need to discipline our minds n 2. We also need to discipline our bodies.

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need to discipline our minds n 2. We also need to discipline our bodies. n 3. We need a disciplined moral character.

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need to discipline our minds n 2. We also need to discipline our bodies. n 3. We need a disciplined moral character. n 4. We need to discipline our appetites.

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need to discipline our minds n 2. We also need to discipline our bodies. n 3. We need a disciplined moral character. n 4. We need to discipline our appetites. n 5. We also need to discipline our speech.

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need

What Aspects of Our Lives Do We Need to Discipline? n 1. We need to discipline our minds n 2. We also need to discipline our bodies. n 3. We need a disciplined moral character. n 4. We need to discipline our appetites. n 5. We also need to discipline our speech. n 6. We need discipline in arranging our priorities.

If we stay on course we will finish the race.

If we stay on course we will finish the race.

2 Timothy 4: 7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the

2 Timothy 4: 7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. ”