by Kerry Shook

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The Amazing Race (2 of 3)
Series: The Biggest Loser
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)


"... throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles...."

• Throw off the temporary

• Turn from temptation


" ... Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross...."


As some of you know, Chris and I for about a year now have been asking what we call the clarifying question. What would you do if you knew you only had one month to live? It's really helped unclutter our schedules and focus our lives on the things that really matter most. We've been encouraging everyone around us to live this way as well. Not because you are going to die in a month, but Lord willing you are going to live many more months and many more years. We want you to know how to really live. It all comes to a head on February 2nd and 3rd. Super Bowl weekend and that's the weekend I'm going to start the One Month to Live series and the next week we're going to do the One Month to Live Challenge Groups and everyone is going to be in a group and it's going to be amazing as we go through the book and study guide and watch the DVD's and write in our companion journals. I can't wait for that to start. Put it on your calendars. Super Bowl weekend, February 2nd and 3rd. Now in this One Month to Live lifestyle Chris and I have done a lot of little things that have made a big difference, but we've also done some big things. One of those big things we were able to mark off our list last weekend and that was we ran the Houston Aramco Half Marathon. We've always wanted to run a half marathon together and finish together and we did it. Now I know there's a rumor going around that we ran the full marathon and I just want to set that rumor straight right now. Are you crazy? No. Some of our pastors kept saying, "Well, pray for Kerry and Chris. They're running the marathon." We ran the half marathon. Some of you ran the full marathon and you're the ones that should get all the credit. But we did finish hand in hand and I've also had some of you say I don't believe you. So to prove it we had the video crew down there just to make sure that you believed us. This is for Pastor Stan who really questioned my integrity on this. Just watch.


We did it. About half-way through we were really tired, but there was a guy in front of us who had on the back of his shirt had Hebrews, Chapter 12. So we read Hebrews, Chapter 12 as we just kept going. So what I want to do is encourage you today with Hebrews, Chapter 12. So, if you'll open your Bibles to Hebrews 12 and would you stand in honor of God's Word.
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