Running Your Race
Hebrews chapter twelve verses one and two, I want to speak to you today on life's race. You know the world is occupied with two things, you know what they are? Number one, the war in the Middle East, number two the Superbowl. That's right. And there are some who are more interested in the Superbowl than they are the war in the Middle East. Strange but that is true. There're some who life, is sports. I mean their life revolves around sports. Whether it's football, taking a bag full of up and down a pasture. Or whether it's baseball, taking a limb off knocking a piece of cork over a wall, it's uh, it's just their life. I mean they are driven by sports and really, I there's nothing wrong with that, as a matter of fact, I think most of the men here if not a few of the women enjoy sports participating or watching sports.
I believe the apostle Paul did because he makes so many illusions to sports in what he wrote. And you have that here in Hebrews chapter 12 verses 1 and 2. Now whether or not Paul wrote Hebrews is academic, there's no part in the scripture that says he did. Many scholars believe he did. Some scholars believe he didn't. I personally think Paul wrote uh the book of Hebrews. But whoever wrote it has an incredible lesson. Now, uh, they had a Superbowl back in that day only they didn't call it the Superbowl they called it the Olympic Games. The Olympics. And the Olympics were held on Mt. Olympus. Of great races, they also had the Pithean games, these were held in uh at Delphi, and then they had the Ismeian games they were held at Corinth. So they didn't just have one Superbowl, they had three. And they were so important that they had them staggered throughout the year so that the wealthy could attend all three. And the athletes who participated, they were the crown jewels of society of that time. More important than generals, more important than philosophers, more important than business uh were thes ...
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