Scripture Reference: Hebrews 11:39-12:2
LET US RUN WITH ENCURANCE THE RACE SET BEFORE US (12:1)
This Race Has a Sense of Urgency
I Cor. 9:24
This Race Takes Effort
This is not a spring, but a race of endurance; a determined race to completion.
We run the race set before us marked out. This is a fixed classical expression for a race whose course is determined by the masters of the games. Follow the course and we can be sure we will arrive at the goal of our pursuit; the desire of our effort.
How We Are to Run
Surrounded By Witnesses
We must recognize their witness. It is what we see in them; inspiration to run. They are examples, not onlookers.
The Sin That So Easily Entangles Us
Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus (Our Example to Watch)
Author and Perfecter of Our Faith
We Follow His Example to Completion of the Race; The Reaching of Our Goal
For the Joy
Endured the Cross
Despising the Shame
Sat Down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God
What we have heard . . .
What we have seen . . .
What we have experienced . . .
What are you waiting for? What are we waiting for? LET US RUN!