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SOPC Contemporary Service for July 30, 2017 with Blake Knight. “Winning Life’s Marathon”

Victorious in Christ:
1 John 5:4
Romans 8:35-39

The Journey aka the Race:
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Matthew 24:13
Pain: 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Trials: James 1:2-4

Three Keys to Winning the Marathon:

1. Staying close to God
a. Worship: 1 Chronicles 16:23 & Psalm 100:1-5
b. Word: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Psalm 119:105
c. Acts of Good Will: James 2:26 & Titus 2:7-9

2. Personal Growth
a. Focus: Colossians 3:2 & Proverbs 4:25
b. Time: Ephesians 5:15-16 & Proverbs 21:5
c. Accountability: Galatians 6:1-5 & 1 Thessalonians 5:11

3. Giving Back
a. Find a person less fortunate: Proverbs 13:20 & Ecclesiastes 4:10
b. Reciprocating Cycle: Luke 6:38 & Hebrews 6:10
c. Spend time DOING: Philippians 2:14-15 & James 1:25