Manage episode 329445939 series 3319995
Pastor Sean speaks picks up on our theme from Hebrews 12:1-2 and asks us who we are running with? He compares spiritual life with that of a runner in a relay race. This verse tells us to run with perseverance, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the perfector of faith. So we all have a race to run, not just leaders, and God has marked out a race for each of us individually. Is this an individual race and who are our opponents? In athletics an athlete is both, ‘an individual athlete’ and ‘part of a team event’. The Christian life is both an individual race and a team event. Throughout the gospels we see the disciples (who were called by Jesus to follow him), following him individually and having personal relationships with him, but also together as a team reaching and helping others. This message discusses three points - Comparing versus Encouraging; Focusing Forward & Staying in the Lane; Receiving & Giving before summarising that the Christian life is about us growing in our own walk with God, as well as allowing our lives to carry the goodness of God to others around us.
God has an individual race for us to run. However, it is not just about us getting to where we need to get to, but it's also about helping others get to where they need to get to as well. Who is on our track? Who are we running with?