III. Standing before the Lord after the race of faith.
Hebrews 12:18-21 reads, “For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. (For they could not endure what was commanded: ‘And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.’ And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, ‘I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.’)” This speaks of the law of the old covenant (Deuteronomy 4:11-14; 5:22). Continue reading
Are you running the race of faith? There are many races from Marathons to Fun Runs, but the race of faith is one race you want to win. 1 Corinthians 9:24 reads, “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) explains, “The high prize of heavenly bliss is at the end of the gospel race. ‘A crown for the runner; a curse for the runaway.’” 2 Timothy 4:6-8 reads, “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” Continue reading
By: Kyle B. Gulledge, Associate Pastor
Southview Baptist Church, Rosharon, TX
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at SBCToday and Connect 316.
We have much to be thankful for and one of those things is you, our readers. Whether we agree or not, we are thankful for each of you. There is much more that unites us than divides us, as Southern Baptists. Though our differences are important, I hope we can always remember that the cause of Christ and the salvation of the lost are our first priority as believers.
I’m also thankful that SBCToday and 316Roundtable (our facebook page) has allowed me to make new friends and acquaintances. Some of you I might not have ever met, had it not been for these sources of media and interaction. Continue reading