Going For Gold
The greatest athletes in the world are gathering together this month in Beijing to compete for Olympic gold. All of the nations of the world are turning their collective attention to this one event to cheer on their countries sons and daughters. The Olympic games serve a reminder to believers that we too have a race that we are running and a price to be obtained. And just like the athletes at this year’s Games, we must be constantly training, throwing off the things that hinder us, enduring till the end, and inspiring those around us. Join us in the month of August as we highlight these important aspects of our Christian lives.
- Week 1 - August 3rd
Training for Victory
Every eventual champion has a regiment of daily training that enables them to come through when called upon. Its time to get serious about doing the daily things that will enable our life in Christ to develop and blossom into everything we are called to be.
- Week 2 - August 10th
Removing Any Hinderances
Runners & Swimmers are now clothing themselves with materials that are designed to weigh mere ounces for their entire outfit. Everything is designed to eliminate any bit of drag or resistance that would slow the athlete down. As spiritual athletes, we too must throw off anything that would hinder or slow us down as we compete.
- Week 3 - August 17th
What is it that drives the heart of a champion? What causes them to not only give all that their body can handle but somehow kick it into that final gear to achieve victory? As believers we too must have something inside of us that silences any voices telling us to stop in order to claim the prize we seek. That strength to endure comes from keeping our eyes on the Greatest Champion of all, Jesus.
- Week 4 - August 24th
On The World's Stage
For 3 week’s every 4 years, the collective attention of the world turns toward one event. The dreams and pride of nations rise and fall with every victory and defeat of their countries athletes. However unlike the 4 year cycle of the Olympics, the race we run is ran daily. And while our victories and failures aren’t televised globally, how we handle them is viewed by more people than we know. As believers, we can no longer live our lives as though we are an island. We must accept the challenge of constantly being on display with a passion and conviction that causes others to want to join the race as well.