"High, Hard and Holy"
I. Gospel living right now (Introduction)
Faith in Christ results in a high, hard and holy race:
- High calling of Christ
- Calls us to endure hardship and hostility
- Resist the corrupting influence of the profane
II. High calling of Christ
III. Call to endure
"Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.
Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil." Proverbs 4:25-27
"A straight clear road is a blessing for those who are lame, no less in the spiritual sense than in the physical. The idea seems to be that the readers must accept the beneficial effects of any discipline they may at present be enduring and therefore pull themselves together and see to it that they make progress." Donald Guthrie
IV. Choose holiness
V. So how will you run? (Application)