Series: At the Movies | Week 1: Run the Race
Read Hebrews 12:1-2 + Galatians 6:1-2 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.
While a race can feel like a solo journey at times, no athletes can achieve their best performance without a crew to support them. Hebrews says we’re surrounded by a huge crowd of witnesses, which refers to all the believers who’ve gone before us and have remained faithful. Their stories are an inspiration for us to keep going, and we can inspire those around us too.
Multiple places in Scripture say we need a crew we can trust because we can’t run this race alone. We need fellow believers to surround us, to help us look more like Jesus, to gently and humbly get us on the right path when we wander, to share our burdens, and encourage us to endure when challenges come. When we have a team on our side, we can stay strong in our race to the end.
Do you have a crew like this – people you can be vulnerable with, confess sin to, and ask for help? If not, what step can you take to start finding fellow believers to race with? If you’re surrounded by a team of brothers and sisters in Christ, how can you express your gratitude for them this week?
Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.
During At the Movies, each week we‘ll focus on remembering what we read. If you're new to memorizing Scripture, start by looking at one section of one verse to remember this week.
Read Hebrews 12:1-2 again to remember. If you want to begin by memorizing just part of it, start with this phrase:
“...let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”
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