Take The Flag
Life in many ways resembles a race, and how we finish the race has a lot to do with the value of the prize. The apostle Paul, no doubt, witnessed many foot races in his day and gave a lot of thought to comparing those races to the Christian life. He referenced this to the church in Corinth when he said, “Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run is such a way that you may win it” (I Corinthians 9:24).
When providing inspiration and instruction to the people of his day Paul often spoke in terms of the Christian life being like a “race of faith,” and Paul sums up his life in his letter to Timothy, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (II Timothy 4:7).
If Paul were alive today perhaps he would have been a race car fan. Auto racing is a great analogy for life because one day we will all cross the finish line. Our engine will fall silent and the question before us will be “What were we racing for? Did we win the prize?”
Join Pastor Roland on August 27th as he begins a brand new sermon series, “Take the Flag”! We’ll learn exactly why we’re in this race, how to persevere in it, how to navigate the “hazards of the road,” manage our “pit stops,” and strive to be victorious when “the checkered flag is waved”!
Jesus holds the key to the ignition of faith, so buckle up, strap on that helmet of salvation and get on your marks, get set and — as NASCAR announcer and former driver Darrell Waltrip would say — “Boogity, boogity, boogity, let’s go racing!”