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Campus View Church of Christ

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Athens, GA   30605
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RACE WORTH RUNNING: PHILIPPIANS

THRU MARCH 5TH
Race Worth Running: Philippians
 
We’re beginning 2017 at the track. The starter has called the contenders to take their marks. The gun-fire crackles through air and the runners burst out of the blocks, forgetting everything else and straining toward the goal, pressing on forward to win the prize.
 
This is biblical language- the Apostle Paul’s own nouns and verbs and adverbs in the book of Philippians. These words provide a picture of growth and progress and vitality for those who have come to know the grace of God.
 
Philippians provides a good reset for our faith and our church. It will help us to re-focus on our God-breathed mission. Every race has a mission- a finish line.
These words will encourage us to strive for the things that really matter- like love and service and sharing-  and leave behind that which steals our focus and weakens our stride. Every runner needs light to guide the way and strength to persevere. These words have the potential to bring God’s excellence to us on both a personal and communal level. This race holds out the very best we could ever ask for- the experience of knowing Christ.
For those who have come to know Christ, this is the race we have been called to run.