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Finish the Race
2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
Mid-Week Youth Group September Series
Join Us each Wed. @ 6:30pm
In any race, the object is not only to start the race but to finish it well. When you are getting set at the starting line, looking down the track, preparing yourself for the race ahead of you. I am willing to bet when you hear the fire of the starting gun you are not thinking to yourself, "I intend to start this race, but not to finish it!" This is a terrible way to start any athletic run. You must go into a race mentally prepared not only to start the race but to finish it well. Paul describes to us how it is the same way with our Christian walk. When we begin our walk with the Lord by following Jesus Christ, we do not begin our new life with him with the intention of stopping halfway. As Christians, we should desire to walk with Jesus and grow in fellowship with Him. We should continue to grow in our knowledge, love, and fellowship with Christ no matter if it gets hard or the finish line seems far. Paul encourages believers to finish the race! We will study over the next couple of weeks how we can finish the race as Paul describes in 2 Timothy. We will be encouraged by Paul, and then encourage each other, to make it one of our life goals to finish our Christian race well!