Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
(1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV)
I’m starting a new trial training course called Runners. It’s not a replacement for your cell group, but something that you want to really firm up your relationship with God.
The aims of the course is to give a believer the ability to lead a person to Christ and help them begin a personal relationship with God. Hopefully by the end of this you will have more confidence in your knowledge and understanding of God, as well as increased faith in what God can do through you.
I’m going to start off more basic in each of these areas, and be warned there will be homework assigned, and i’ll be keeping attendance. 🙂 Eventually these will evolve into more indepth areas, but it’s good to start from the beginning, so that you can have a good foundation and framework for later developments.
Studying the Bible
The Christian Life
Each week you’ll be expected to memorise one Bible verse, and hopefully by the end of the 8 weeks you would have shared the gospel with someone, shared your testimony, and lead a Bible study.
So it’s not easy peasy, but as it says in 1 Corinthians, we do not run aimlessly.
So run with purpose.
SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER
1:00-3:00 @ BCEC in the Upstairs Hall.