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How to Finish Strong in the Race of Faith
In the Book of Hebrews, Paul compares our faith walk with a race, and our preparation to “run the race” like that of an athlete. In the series “The Pilgrim’s Progress” we similarly can see that our journey as pilgrims, like Paul says, is like race – there can be obstacles, it may have its ups and its downs. There are moments where there are mountain tops where we can find rest and there are also valleys, hard and difficult processes where our faith is tested. The pilgrim’s progress is a process! But as our main character Christian shows us, there are ways to stand in faith and in our trust in God to finish strong.
10 Keys To Using Story To Communicate Truth
The Good Samaritan story has so impacted the world that it has become part of our everyday vernacular to describe someone who helps a person in need. Although a lot of Christian symbols and expressions are being suppressed today, you can still say someone is a “Good Samaritan” without it being seen as a Christian bias.
Love Must Be Sincere
In the book of Romans, Paul takes the first eleven chapters to explain God’s plan for us, and how we are to love God. In chapter twelve he shifts from a vertical perspective to a horizontal one. Verse nine reads:Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9 (NIV)
Good stories move people. A well told story draws us in, drags us through the mud, puts us through the fire and takes us to higher places. Jesus told stories with classic storytelling techniques that included:1. We are hooked by struggle.