The Joy of Keeping Your Passion for Christ
1 Corinthians 9:24–27
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
1 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,
2 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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
How Keep Focus? One Thing that Matters Most?
Don’t Stop at Moment of Conversion
Don’t Settle “Heaven is my Home”
Don’t squander Victorious Life
Don’t Surrender to Lesser Things
Don’t Slip on False Teachings
1. Word of God.
1 Peter 2:2
2 Corinthians 13:9
3. Following a godly example.
1 Corinthians 4:16
4. Trials. 1 Peter 5:10