1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of
God. 3Consider Him who endured from sinners such hostility against Himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
• Are you running the race?
• Are you growing weary?
• Do the men/women we read about in Scripture blend in or stand out? What does that mean
1. The Stadium
"Addiction is a worship disorder. A love affair with an object/idol.” - Brent Crowe
Because Jesus walked the road, we can run the race.
2. The Struggle
There are justifiable things in life that can become weights that will hold us back in the
race God has laid out for us.
3. The Strategy
Looking - aphorao - greek word; only appears here in scripture; means “looking away
from all else, looking at that which fills the heart.”
Jesus: a. His person
b. His passion c. His position d. His presence
• Is Jesus the object of your faith?
• When your Focus is on Jesus, you will Stand Out. Jesus is NOT a means to an end, He is the END