Paul compares Christians to athletes that are called to run, and run in such a way as to get the prize. Now that the "debt of honor" has been paid, Gateway has found her legs again and it's time to run the race God has laid out for us. Let's not let anything entangle us and keep us from running and serving others. Sermon Notes: Run: To go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step, all or both, feet are off the ground. "You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. RUN TO WIN. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.” - 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (The Message) "The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.” - Helen Keller "Since we are surrounded by so many examples of faith, we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially sin that distracts us. We must run the race that lies ahead of us and never give up. 2 We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith.” - Hebrews 12:1-2 John 12:32 Psalm 127:1 Matthew 16:18 Ephesians 4:7-16 Our future is found in our beginning. What stays in the house dies in the house.
Run: Running to Win
November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015 • Pastor Lance Bane
Run: Seeing what the Father Sees
January 03, 2016 • January 3, 2016 • Pastor Lance Bane
An essential truth to living as sons and daughters of God is to see ourselves the way the Father sees us. The enemy wants us to believe that God is hiding things FROM us, when in reality God may hide things FOR us. Let's discover our position as sons and daughters!
Run: A Father's Acceptance
December 06, 2015 • December 6, 2015 • Pastor Lance Bane
In Luke 15, we find Jesus telling a story about a Father who runs to his son, who was lost and hurting. In this truth revealing story, Jesus shows us the power of acceptance and change; the power of sonship instead of an orphan mindset.
Run: A Father's Passion
November 29, 2015 • November 29, 2015 • Pastor Lance Bane
Religious people mutter. Jesus welcomes. While religious people were muttering about Jesus hanging out with tax collectors and "sinners" Jesus tells a story illustrating the joy and power of heaven in pursuing the lost sons and daughters of God.