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|Rewards Of The Christian Life by zakim(m): 5:59am On Feb 04, 2018|
The Christian life is portrayed as a race by the writer of Hebrews. "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, looking 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 has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1,2. Many Bible Scholars feel that the Apostle Paul was probably the writer of Hebrews because verses like these are closely related to many of his other writings. In other cases, Paul compares himself with the racers and competitors in the Isthmian games which were celebrated in the city of Corinth. This comparison made an allusion which was well known to the people of Paul's day and therefore was a great teaching metaphor.
The competitors who ran in these games were duly qualified both by character and ability. The distance and width of the course were clearly marked out. The prize that was to be won was set forth. Judges were chosen and sworn to judge impartially. The starting signal was given and the race was run. The winner was carried to the judge, the prize was given and a crown placed on the winner's head. The name of the winner was proclaimed to the great assembly of people.
The Christian race is so compared. The Christian must be qualified both by character and ability. The Christian must pursue the course with patience and perseverance. After completing the race the successful Christian is brought before the Judge where he/she is rewarded and crowned with glory.
The Christian race is not any race, but a particular race. It is, "The race set before us". The course of the race is the road of life. The length of it is a lifetime. The width of it is the size of the world. This course has many challenges and many temptations to turn the runner aside. The riches and cares, the company and amusements, the pleasures and influence of the world are all dead weights which must be "laid aside" so they don't hinder the Christian runner.
The progress of the Christian in this race depends on several things. The Christian must keep to the course and not turn out of the way. Some run the race well for a while and then turn aside. The Christian must stay on course. The middle of the course is the safest place to run. Constant progress must be made and the runner must continue patiently under all difficulties. The prize must be kept in view.
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by Iseoluwani: 6:08am On Feb 04, 2018|
What exactly is the prize
Seek his kingdom first... Seek heaven and not let the world make u fall side wayz
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by akeentech(m): 9:27am On Feb 04, 2018|
Just pay your tithe to Daddy GOs you will be rewarded in heaven
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by Ifebaby16(m): 9:28am On Feb 04, 2018|
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|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by shurley22(f): 9:28am On Feb 04, 2018|
the middle of the course is the safest place to run
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by akeentech(m): 9:29am On Feb 04, 2018|
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by lankieman: 9:29am On Feb 04, 2018|
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by JON01: 9:29am On Feb 04, 2018|
On Friday I wanted to comment on an Islamic related topic I had to take an oath "I believe that there is no god/God but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet..." before making a comment on a public platform like this.It's now obvious Muslims are bloody terrorists and they Forcefully make you to accept their Religion even when you don't want to...Cause if not so there should also be an oath of everyone believing JESUS Christ as his or Her personal savior before being allowed to comment here or any other Christian related topics
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by shadeyinka(m): 9:34am On Feb 04, 2018|
The reward for the Christian Life
1. Everlasting life in Bliss with God
2. Rewards of our Faithfulness to the Calling in Paradise
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by HopeAlive14(m): 9:35am On Feb 04, 2018|
The christian race in summary: "Be heavenly conscious and earthly wise".
The reward: Eternal Life of God.
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by hezy4real01(m): 9:36am On Feb 04, 2018|
Lord help this generation to live Holy
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by Kingdolo(m): 9:38am On Feb 04, 2018|
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by eagleonearth(m): 9:38am On Feb 04, 2018|
If you must run the race well, don't forget this two most important points:
A: SELF must be forgotten. It means you must conquer yourself. This is the most painful transition in the Christian life. Someone you can beat up easily intentionally offends you raw and you just look the other way. This fine babe that has been dying for your good looks will only receive pure and moral response from you as if you're gay. You just accept God's will no matter how stupid it looks to you at the moment.
B: PATIENCE becomes your watchword. Your age brackets are driving g63 Benz and you're probably still trekking. You will be tempted raw to compromise your faith and be on a par with them but then you'll remember the bible verse: what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul. You simply wait for your time for God will grant you your own wheels in his time. Remember that he makea all things beautiful in his time. When patience is in your life, hustle and bustle ceases and people around you feel it.
Any Christian that adopts this two virtues will have a beautiful christian life that blesses others and not the one that makes you look so frustrated being a Christian.
God bless you all this Sunday.
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by 3millionia: 9:38am On Feb 04, 2018|
I love this inspirational gospel song
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|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by NairaExam690(m): 9:47am On Feb 04, 2018|
Reward in heaven
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by Deo1986(m): 9:54am On Feb 04, 2018|
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by CAPSLOCKED: 10:13am On Feb 04, 2018|
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by yvesboss(m): 12:37pm On Feb 04, 2018|
The Christiance race must be ran and won..May God have mercy on us and safe us from this common foe called FLESH
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by eagleonearth(m): 2:23pm On Feb 04, 2018|
|Re: Rewards Of The Christian Life by ArcToyin(m): 10:53am On Mar 27, 2018|
akeentech:And people like you will be claiming leadership position?
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