Spiritually fit to run the race

a personal training manual for godly living by Kenneth C. Ulmer

Publisher: T. Nelson in Nashville

Written in English
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238).

StatementKenneth C. Ulmer.
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LC ClassificationsBV4501.2 .U46 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 238 p. ;
Number of Pages238
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Open LibraryOL45664M
ISBN 100785270299
LC Control Number99043089
OCLC/WorldCa42027510

  Running has become part of the natural rhythm of my life. I ran two half marathons this year, besting my time each race. I’ve shed 20 pounds and kept them off for several years. I’ve picked up a lot of obvious health benefits from running and I’ve also gained some not-so-obvious spiritual benefits.   Trishul Cherns has run the thirty-one-hundred-mile race three times, and he holds a number of Canadian ultramarathon records. “In my experience, the spiritual side of ultramarathon running .   The more people push their bodies to be the best they can be, the more they necessarily push their souls to be the best they can be. As I have been running over the past several months to prepare for the race, I have had many insights into the connection between running and the spiritual life. I hope to share two of them with you now. Hebrews Run the Christian Race with Endurance. Believers in Jesus Christ are challenged to run with endurance the race of faith. No one likes to see a runner drop out of a race. The great heavenly celebration will come at the final judgment.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, is a best-selling ethnography written by the American author and journalist Christopher book has sold over three million copies. In one sense, we are all running the same race: that of faithfulness to our calling to follow Christ. But in another sense we each have a particular race which God has set before US. We can’t run anyone else’s race; we can’t run the race we WISH we were running. We can only run the race which is set before each have a different race.   Warren Wiersbe quips that "If Christians were putting into their spiritual walk the kind of discipline that athletes put into their chosen sport, the church would be pulsating with revival life. " (Wiersbe, W. W. Be Decisive) Isaac Watts’ great hymn says the same thing: “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my heart, my life,. 12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Read full chapter.

Then the next day the firstborn said to the younger, See here, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drunk with wine tonight also, and then you go in and lie with him, so that we may preserve offspring (our race) through our father.

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Carrying a bigger Bible, putting a bigger bumper sticker o /5. If your Sunday-go-to-meetin' conduct doesn't carry over into your Monday through Saturday, it's only a parody of true godliness, according to author Kenneth C. Ulmer. Spiritually Fit to Run the. Spiritually fit to run the race a personal training manual for godly living by Kenneth C.

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Add tags for "Spiritually fit to run the race: a personal training manual for godly living". Be the first. Paul encourages us on the spiritual journey with these words: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our.

For a Christian to be spiritually fit, we must grow beyond merely “going to church.” Instead, we must remember that the church is not a building. It’s a community of believers running the race together. And at its best, it will draw you into deeper levels of discipleship as you seek to run towards Jesus.

Bible verses about Running The Race. Hebrews ESV / helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him.

The Race of Faith. In the Christian life, we run the race of faith. We don’t strive for the crown that only one can receive. We strive to finish strong in our faith. God makes us all winners when we cross the line.

We get him. Forever. Spiritually fit to run the race book Thus, we all win God by persevering in. A marathon is a strenuous test of fitness and endurance. The race set before us requires faith, stamina, commitment, and discipline in order to live faithfully (1 Corinthians –26; Philippians –14; 1 Timothy ).

The race is “set before us”; we did not select the course, for it is God who established it. This race we run for. THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD. THE LOVE OF A BROTHER. Growing up isn’t easy. Growing up without a stable family can be tragic. Follow Zach Truett and his brother, Dave, as they walk through life’s challenges and face escalating problems with two different worldviews, straining—but ultimately strengthening—the bonds of brotherhood.

Based on the movie Run the Race, this six-session Bible. Enduring to the End Many focus on the initial speed of their progress, but overlook one far greater factor of successful athletic competition: consistency. We may start out in the front lines, leading, but if our progress is not consistent -- if we become entangled with the affairs of this life (2 Tim ; Gal ) -- we will fall back as we.

Spiritual exercises like reading the Bible, praying, surrendering to God, serving others and forgiving others are all important aspects of one’s spiritual fitness program. The writer of Hebrews encourages us to run the race that God has set before us and we are to do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish.

The race that we are running isn’t an independent race. It’s more of a team effort, a relay race if you may. In a relay race, the way we run the race can make or break the team’s ability to win.

The idea isn’t to run the race all by ourselves but to work as a spiritual team. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize. Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

That was the kind of effort Paul exerted—he ran toward Christ with all his might, straining every spiritual muscle to win the prize (cf.

1 Corinthians ). That ought to be your mindset. There's only one race you ought to be running—and it takes maximum effort using the means of grace God has provided. The Christian runner has a firm resolve never to drop out of the race. Despite hardship, exhaustion, and severe pain, he exerts every effort to continue in the race until he crosses the finish line.

He must exert every nerve, sinew, and muscle. In the Greek, the race is call agôna, from which we get the word “agony.”. Another well known passage that compares racing to the Christian life is 1 Corinthiansthe verse talks about not aimlessly running the race and that while many will run the race not many will win the prize.

I feel like 1 Corinthians parallels well to the verses in Hebrews that mention running without any hindrance or being entangled. Verses - Exhortation to earnestness as a corollary from the principles here stated.

Verse - Know ye not that they which run in a race run all. They as Corinthians would well know the full bearing of every illustration derived from the triennial Isthmian games, which were the chief glory of their city, and which at this period had even thrown the Olympic games into the shade.

There are many sources for running wisdom and race stories but none as funny as Sagal and few as spiritual. The book opens with Sagal narrating his decision to serve as a running guide for a. So, what should we do when we “hit the wall” spiritually.

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus” (Hebrews ). Jesus Christ is the real key to dealing with the weariness and discouragement. He is our Leader, setting.

The running and the fighting of the Christian life is a running and fighting for eternal life: “Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of eternal life” (1 Timothy ). But it is a race and a fight in the confidence that we have been taken hold of by Christ for that very life.

In a race, only one runner wins. However, in the Christian “race,” everyone who pays the price of vigilant training for the cause of Christ can win. We are not competing against one other, as in athletic games, but against the struggles, physical and spiritual, that stand in the way of our reaching the prize (Philippians ).

Bible verses related to Run The Race from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order Hebrews - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

Running may not be a religion, but as Dr. Sheehan would go on to say, "It's a retreat, a place to commune with God and yourself, a place for psychological and spiritual renewal." Running isn't a.

RUNNING THE RACE GOD'S WAY Joni Eareckson Tada recently told a story commenting on Romans "We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.

Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.". If we want to win the Christian race and become spiritual champions, then we must do our best for God. ILLUSTRATION: Britain's Derek Redmond had dreamed all his life of winning a gold medal in the meter race, and his dream was in sight as he ran in the semifinals at Barcelona Olympics of It is like running a marathon, a long distance race that requires preparation and endurance.

Paul asks them this question in verse Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize. He uses the analogy of a race to show that although many run in a race. OUR SPIRITUAL RACE "Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside ever weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before g unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the.

A marathon is a special kind of race. It gets its name from the historic endurance run by a Greek soldier in B.C. who, after making four trips to request help, ran from the village of Marathon to Athens, a distance of more than 22 miles, to report a crucial victory in a war against the Persians.

After tremendous exertion, he delivered the message and fell down and died. As we strive to run the race set before us we can sometimes lose our momentum. Hebrews shows us what we can do to maintain our spiritual momentum; how we can overcome resistance and the energy that got us started will keep us going until we cross the finish line.3.

To run the Christian marathon, we must run with endurance the course set before us. Note two things: A. God sets the course. If you’re running a marathon, you can’t make up your own course. If you stray from the course, you’ll be disqualified. The race is “set before us,” .