Running With Endurance
Pastor Adrian Rogers
“Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die, it brings forth much fruit.” - John 12:24
You can tell the size of a Christian by what it takes to stop him. Hebrews 12:1 says we are to “run with patience the race that is set before us.” And this word “patience” is not used in the sense that we use the word. It literally means “endurance.”
Everybody knows that a runner is going to win or lose primarily by his endurance. You cannot quit. When it hurts, you cannot quit. When your lungs are on fire, you cannot quit. When your feet feel like lead, you cannot quit. When your sides ache, you cannot quit! You’ll never be a spiritual athlete if you’re a quitter! No pain. No gain.
His power will enable you to run the race and gain the victor’s crown!
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