In this message, we are exhorted to press forward in our Christian lives, understanding that those who are not making actual progress are in fact falling back. Therefore, we are not just to sit back and do nothing, like passengers on a train or spectators at a sporting event, as though that’s all there is to the Christian life. Rather, considering the example of Christ and His love for us, we should be motivated to run the race of Christian life with all our heart and strength, so that we may live with Him forever in heaven.
This evening, we consider that Christ calls us to run a race towards heaven. We look at four things: