THE RACE and KEEPING THE FAITH
September 29, 2002
John 6:53-68; 2Timothy 4:3-4; Hebrews 12:1
We must lay aside our sin!!! But, are we able to do this? NO! But Jesus is able. How? Hebrews 12:2, 3
Paulís race, Philippians 3:14; 2Timothy 4:7
Jesus, the advocate 1John 2:1-2 (This is Jesus at the beginning of our "race.")
Jesus, the author and finisher, Job
4:3-4; 1Corinthians 1:8-9; I Corinthians 10:12-13; 2Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians
3:19-20; Ephesians 5:26-27; 1Thessalonians 5:23-24; Hebrews 7:25; 2Peter 1:2-3;
Conclusion to Part 1:
Again, Paulís race; Hebrews 12:1; Philippians 3:14; 2Timothy 4:7
This all seems well and good, and
scriptural. But how do we get from the hearing, to the doing?
Remember Hebrews Chapter 11? By faith ". . . the elders obtained a good report." How do we obtain a "good" report? BY FAITH! Hebrews 11:1; 11:6; Romans 10:17
And the more you "hear," the
more your faith will grow! Luke
17:5; 2Corinthians 10:15;
Three types of faith --
How do we obtain the faith of God? From the Holy Spirit! Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 2:8-9
Which of these three types of faith do we need for the following? James 1:5-8 GODíS FAITH!
The end of the race, the finishing of the course, is the need for ". . .Him that is able to keep you from falling" Ephesians 3:13-21
Compare Ephesians 3:20 and Jude 24. How do we keep from falling? We need the one who is ". . . able to keep [us] from falling, and to present [us] faultless, before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy."