Running the Race
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Running the Race

Hebrews 12:1–3  (ID: 1117)

Christians may sometimes give the impression that if one comes to faith in Jesus Christ, life will cruise on by smoothly. Not so, said the writer of Hebrews, who likened our earthly journey to a lifelong marathon. God has the course marked out for us, and we can navigate through it empowered by His Spirit. We still have to do the running, though, observes Alistair Begg—and to do so will require inspiration, preparation, determination, and consideration. Have you entered the race?

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

1Therefore, 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, 2looking 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.

Do Not Grow Weary

3Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.