Sermon Series: The Story: Reforming & Restoring 
Text: Acts 20-28; Ephesians 2-3; 2 Timothy
Preacher: Brent McCrory

The apostle Paul is among the most influential people who have ever lived. Toward the end of his earthly life he used a variety of metaphors to describe the reality of the circumstances he was facing (cf. 2 Timothy 4:6-8). One of these metaphors was a race, and Paul saw himself as near the end of his.

With this in mind, everyone is running a race. In other words, everyone lives their lives based on certain beliefs.  Since this is true, and in light of the scope of God’s Story, we ought to make sure we are basing our lives on what is found in the Bible. While this sounds simplistic, it is not easy. There are a variety of reasons why this is not easy…but it is worth it.

While the concept of you running a race to describe your life may be a bit foreign to you…more than likely the concept of a race is not. In a race the objective is to get from “point a” to “point b” as quickly as possible (and win). Yet in God’s race the rules are different. How are they different? Take a listen to hear of a few.