Weekly Words – 9/28/17

“Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.” 1 Corinthians 9:24

This Sunday the Mile High City will be host to yet another race…the Denver Hot Chocolate 15k & 5k.

In light of this and using the imagery from Paul’s ancient letter to the Corinthians…I want to remind our church family and friends of two things:

1. There’s a race near downtown this Sunday so please allow yourself extra time to get to FBCD for our 10:30 service.

2. As a church community and as individuals we are challenged to keep running the race of life…the race of faith that is before us. To run a race takes time, effort, and discipline. I know from my own experience of running, that such exercise requires physical and mental persistence. We must actively choose to stay in shape if our goal is to complete races.

As followers of Jesus, we must keep ourselves in shape too. Being in community with each other, taking time to study and pray, being in worship, and actively serving others are all ways to help us run the race of faith.

Will you join us this coming Sunday for either scripture study at 9am in Fellowship Hall or worship at 10:30 in the sanctuary? Beginning next week…Wednesday night Bible study will be up and running too. And as always…opportunities to serve through the Women’s Homelessness Initiative or any number of other opportunities are possible.

I hope to see you this week. Invite someone to join you. They’ll be glad you did!

First Baptist Church of Denver is a welcoming and affirming, inclusive Christian community that embraces diversity, engages personal faith, and serves with compassion.

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