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Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
05/21/2014, by John Kincaid


Lesson 243: The Race Set Before Us

The Christian life is a race, and the Bible calls us to persevere. Like the map above showing the marathon route for the London Olympics, God has planned a course for each of us around our city.
 
Heb.12:1 let us run with endurance the race that is set before us
 
1 Cor.9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
 
Phil.3:14 NIV I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
 
Gal.5:7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
 
2 Tim.4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

 
Phil.4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
 
John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

 

About This Series

The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21

- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work
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Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

ministrychanginglives@gmail.com

Phone: (828) 318-9825
 

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

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Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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