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Examining Your Spiritual Condition, Pt. 2

January 3, 2016 Speaker: Brent Small

Topic: Race Passage: Hebrews 12:1–12:2

In this sermon podcast on Hebrews 12:1-2, Pastor Brent challenges us with 4 “action steps” to run the Christian race of striving for holiness.

The moment when you were saved you entered the race of the Christian life. At certain times you must stop and consider if you are really running and how you are running. You must examine your spiritual condition and determine if you are running, i.e. living the Christian life in a way that brings glory to God.

How do you run in a way that brings glory to God? You run as to win. You live the Christian life striving to become more holy. Said another way, you must live your Christian life seeking to be more like Christ and to be an imitator of God. This pursuit is also referred to as our sanctification.

Running this race requires action on our part. We must not only evaluate our condition - whether or not we are running at all - but we must also have an action plan. We must possess action steps that we engage in on a consistent basis in order to run the race and to strive for holiness to the glory of God. In this message we look at four action steps to help us run the Christian race.