Summary: The key to living successfully as a Christian is found in maintaining a constant daily, basic spiritual routine
FINISH LINE FAITH
Introduction: "Philippians 3:13
3:13 one thing I do. "This one thing I do" is only one word in the Greek,
succinctly expressing single-minded concentration and determination.
3:14 press toward. "Press toward" is the same as "follow after" in Philippians 3:12.
3:14 mark. The Greek word for "mark" here actually means "watch," referring to being
watchful for signs of the approaching end of the race.
3:14 prize. The "prize" is nothing less than God’s "crown of righteousness" which the
Righteous Judge (II Timothy 4:7-8) will award those who have kept the
faith and finished the course.
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discover that not everyone on the team
is a superstar. A player may play all
season for that one moment of glory;
yet, every member of the team is expected
to be great at the basic fundamentals.
Pastor Erwin Luster of Moody Church in
Chicago airs a weekly radio program called
"Making It Across the Finish Line."
As in "sports," so in "Christian Living,"
certain disciplines, when developed,
enhance one’s daily walk with God.
Let’s consider four such disciplines of the Faith:
1. Consistent Faith
2. Flood Faith
3. Fire Faith
4. Fight Faith
Theme: The key to living successfully as a Christian
is found in maintaining a constant daily, basic
I. A Definition
A. Biblical - Hebrews 11:1 The Amplified Bible
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed)
of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not
see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact
what is not revealed to the senses].
B. THE FREE DICTIONARY, by Farlex - ** FAITH IS
1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a
person, idea, or thing.
2. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence
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