Hello there. Thanks for joining us today. Take a moment and listen to the 5 minute video clip below and then come back to the blog.
Running the right race with the right pace involves some careful consideration. Consider these questions from the video and make some notes. Please share comments so we can engage together in preparation for returning to our church gathering.
1. Am I running the race? Do I have a relationship with Jesus Christ? Look up the following verses, and then spend time thinking about your initial experience with Christ. How did you come to know Him? What choice did you make when you experienced Him for the first time?
John 3:16; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 5:8; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 John 1:9
2. Am I following Him on the race? Luke 9:23 declares clearly, "... if anyone wold come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Are you daily following Christ? The question goes much deeper than asking about your morality. Are you daily following His ways, His teachings, His model, His compassion? Jesus invites us into an ongoing, active relationship with Him. What tools and resources are you using to help you engage in a daily relationship with Christ?
3. How would you explain to your children, your grandchildren, a friend, or a neighbor how he or she can have a relationship with Jesus (get into the race)?