Summary: A complete order of service and talks for a one hour Family (All Age) Service on "Run to Win"- running the race of the Christian faith and life. Email me if you want the full Word document (which shows formatting lost on this web page)

Run The Race. All Age Worship Order of Service. Sun 13th June 2004 . WBC

Red shows PC/SongPro/PowerPoint (email me if you want Word file showing this)

10am – PowerPoint on Songpro of ‘Chariots of Fire’ beach race clip ‘run the Race


Thoughts: run to win (1 Cor 9:24). Life is a: race, journey, marathon!. Life is not a: point, breeze, coast, walk. It’s exciting. Hard work. Needs commitment.


Welcome & Intro- David

Football. Olympics. Sport- but we have a race of our own to run… win

N- PPT1 (only when David wants skateboard clip. Heading and then clip come in automatically. No need to press ‘enter’ etc)- plays ‘dog on skateboard’ video clip. With ‘Chariots of fire music. (this dog’s going for it!)

-Reading: 1 Cor 9:24-27 PPT 1.2 text alongside reading (one of the Simmonds lads)

David leads:

N- Songpro- Lift Up Your Heads (O You Gates)

N-Songpro- Your Eye Is On The Sparrow

N-Songpro- Oh My Soul (Do You Not Know...)


Mini- talk 1 the Race- Ewen


The Bible describes the Christian Life as a race (CoF clip appears as well & will keep looping)

PPT2.2 Not

- a point

- a walk

- a breeze (all come in automatically. Just wait. No need to press anything)

PPT2.3 It’s a long race. Not a sprint

PPT2.4 It’s exciting! Needs commitment!

PPT2.5 You need to ‘go for gold’ and Run to Win!


Prayer- David get someone ‘younger’ to pray?

that we will live as Christians as though we are ‘running the race’ (not walking, or limping along half-heartedly)- and that we will run to win. Go for gold! Aim to run the best for Jesus. And that we will run the race ALL of our life- not just at moments.

N- Songpro- Blessed Be Your Name (In the Land...) offering - David


Very youngest kids go out (under 6s, Sparklers (now in Sprockets))

Shelly: 4 mins to pray/interview students



Thoughts: attitude is everything. Press on (Phil 3). Throw off the hindrances (laziness, lack of training & discipline 1 Cor 9, people Gal 5:7 (parents- don’t hinder children! Eph 6:4), sin Heb 12, see value of godliness 1 Tim 4:7&8, ), heb 12: persevere, stick to the track, eyes on Jesus, endure opposition, don’t lose heart, struggle against sin

Intro to section –David

How you run is everything. There are things ‘in us’ and ‘things out there’ that will try and stop us running a good race. We’ll look at the helps and hindrances to running the race after we sing:

N- Songpro- Wake Up My Soul - David


N- PPT 3 Mini- talk 2- Ewen (title appears automatically)

PPT3.2 There are lots of things that can affect your running (and spelling!)

- PPT3.3 “crossword challenge time” to see what they are. Adults 1 team, children another!

o David will read out a passage of the Bible and you have to find the word up there of the thing that can ‘hinder or help’ your race! An exact word that has been read out is iup there (unless I tell otherwise).

o If the team gets it right it’s 2 points. If they get it right after clue it’s 1 point. If not it then goes to the other team for 1 point

Children: TRAINING

David Read- 1CO 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27 No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Wait until the word TRAINING is discovered and then PPT3.4


What other word, implied by this passage, can be a hindrance to our race, as well

- clue (“I can’t be bothered to run for Jesus! It’s effort!”. Begins with “L”)

Wait until the word LAZINESS is discovered and then PPT3.5


What other word, implied by this passage by the way a good Christian ‘trains himself’ can be a real help to our race.

- clue (the disciples were called this because they had it. Begins with “D”)

Wait until the word DISCIPLINE is discovered and then PPT3.6

Adults: PEOPLE

What hindered the running of their race in this passage? The exact word isn’t in this passage… but the answer is up there

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