“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1)
I love this verse. I have a picture in my study at the church, depicting this verse with a preacher surrounded by the saints mentioned in the 11th. chapter of Hebrews. The picture has a story behind it, but that’s for another time. For me, the saints pictured are a reminder that it’s not what you have, it’s what you do with what you have that makes all the difference. Many people begin the ‘good fight of faith’ but they forget to add patience, persistence and endurance to their enthusiasm.
Someone has well said; “Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in its ability to stick to something until it gets there,” You and I should be known as ‘postage stamp Christians’.
Many times our dreams and plans appear not to be succeeding. We are tempted to give up and quit trying. Instead, we need to continue to nurture those dreams and visions that God has placed within us. When we don’t quit, we display the testimony of perseverance and endurance.
Sunday @ City:
We look forward to gathering together at 10:30 AM for our time of worship around the Word. The message this week from John 6 is People, Problems & Power as we look at the miracle of feeding the 5000.
*** Evening Service lifted for the long weekend.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study:
Join us at 7 PM for ‘A look into the Nation of Israel’
How can we be praying for you and those you love? Please contact us through phone, text or email with prayer requests.
In Christ alone,