Summary: What course have you been on.
What course are you running
text Second Timothy 4:7
"I have fought a good fight i have finished my course i have kept the faith."
I have finished my course.
* what course are you running
tonight im going to discuss 4 courses we may be running.
1."Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheeps clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
Muslims for example are following the religion of islam. they are deceived to believe that this is the correct religion. they are decieved that this is the way the correct course to run. they think that if they follow this course they will get to heaven but like many races this course leads to a dead end. Now we need to reach out to those on the trail of deception. lead them beack to the way the course they need to be on.
course of Deception
2. "Little children let no man deceive you for he that doeth rightiosness is rightious even as he is rightious. He that committeth sins is of the devil for the devil sinneth from the beginning for this purpose the son of god was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil."
There is a difference between the Deceived course and the course of deception. The difference is in the Deceived course others deceive you, in the course of deception you deceive others. It may be deceiving others to believe that you are walking a rightious course. do you profess to be a christian and ur not living the christian life. do you go to church on sundays and wensdays then on monday tuesday thursday friday and saturday are you out with your friends drinking telling dirty jokes, using bad language. do u truely try to do whats right or do you do what you want.
Non exestant race
3. "Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin and so death passed upon all men for that all have sinned."
Have you not started on your course. is the one you are running non exestant are you not even relized that you need to start a course. do you live in sin constantly. you dont even know how to live. instead of running a race you are jumping of a cliff into the depths of hell.
The True course
4."For the wages of sin is death but the gift of god is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Are you running the course that leads to heaven can you say the rest of the verse. have you fought a good fight have you kept the face. the next verse says henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of rightousness which the lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day and not to me only but unto all them also that love his apperaring. this is the only course that matters all the other courses lead to hell this is the only one that leads to heaven. it is easy to get on this course all you have to do is believe that God sent his only son that his son died and arose three days later and believe that he can save you. im not going to lie this course is easy to get on but its rough, there are hills valleys bumps some parts are narrow and some are easy and you feel so blessed and those are the ones that counts. plus the amazing fact that you can meet god face to face and live with him forever. if your not following this course are you willing to finish the one you are following and run this course. that way when you have to say to god i have finished my cours you can say it and hear enter in instead of depart from me you worker of iniquaty.