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Play To Win

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” – Corinthians 9:24

Check out this powerful message where Pastor John encourages us to run the most important race!

May 17, 2020 | Pastor John Hill

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“Play to Win”

Key Scriptures

  • I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a pure-blooded citizen of Israel and a member of the tribe of Benjamin—a real Hebrew if there ever was one! I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law.  6 I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church. And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault. 7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. 8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ.” Philippians 3:5-9
  • “When I was with the Jews, I lived like a Jew to bring the Jews to Christ. When I was with those who follow the Jewish law, I too lived under that law. Even though I am not subject to the law, I did this so I could bring to Christ those who are under the law… 22 When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.  23 I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings. 24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” 1 Corinthians 9: 20, 22-24

Reflect on What You’ve Heard

  1. Am I running the right race? What matters most to me?
  2. Am I running to win?
  3. What can I do this week to run better?

Pray it Out

God, I want to run the race that matters most! I want to run the race for You and I want to run to win! Please be with me as I run towards You. Amen.