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Never Ending Story - Running Your Race

Never Ending Story  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  42:55
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Standing Tall

Stephen’s sermon - Abraham, Moses, David - still rebelled
Obedient -spoke up and stood up
Unwelcome Message
Gospel offends and angers the world
Crowd - rage
Higher Approval
Son of man sitting - Now standing
Stephen - peace - bold
Us and Them
Difference between believers and the world
Difference between church and other organizations
good out of bad
Romans 8:28 HCSB
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Truth of Consequences
Jews - condemnation - 3rd murder - God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
AD 70 - Jerusalem destroyed
Church - liberation - spread the Gospel - not just a Jewish sect
Power in Obedience
Not all called to be martyrs - but called to be living sacrifices ready to die
Jim Elliot - 1956
Romans 12:1–2 HCSB
Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Power in Obedience
Harder to live for Him than die
Phil 3
Run your Race
Hebrews 12:1 HCSB
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose" — Jim Elliot
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