Harrisburg Weekly Update 05/09/2018

 |  Rev. Rob Armstrong  |  Weekly Update

24 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. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 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

The Christian life is a race that we run all the way to the finish line. Consider Pau’s words to the Corinthians and apply them to your life by running with all you have, all the way to the end, and without looking back. Don’t hit pause or call a time-out in your pursuit of living for the Lord. Stay committed and stay focused on living each day of each week for the God.

  1. Be purposeful with your life rather than aimlessly pursuing fleeting whims or distractions.
  2. Think trajectory and evaluate whether or not your life is currently aiming at the finish line of living for God.
  3. Make each moment count by not wasting your punches on the things of the world that leave you empty and weak.

Remember, if you fill your life with people and pursuits that are contrary to God’s good plan for your life, you will regret it.

  1. Practice what is preached and discipline yourself like an olympic athlete who organizes his whole life around the pursuit of winning the prize.

Coming Up:

Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 6:00pm in the fellowship hall.

Fred Jackson (American Family Radio) will make a presentation on the state of religious liberty in our country. Our country is changing fast, and Fred brings a biblical perspective and a conservative view point to the impact of new and proposed laws in various states and courts.

Sunday May 13, 2018

We will be honoring our mothers and celebrating the partnership between the church and the home here at Harrisburg. In both services there are young families who will be publicly committing to raise their children to follow Christ. During this time we as a church will also commit to support and encourage our young families in their efforts to follow the Lord in their lives, marriages, and homes. If you have never participated in a dedication moment like this with your children you can contact Angela Mitchell (Preschool Minister) in the church office.

This week's sermon comes from Hebrews 12:1-2. Read ahead, make some notes, and be in prayer for our church to know God more through our weekly worship and teaching.

Our Sunday night services and activities are cancelled this week. Each family is encouraged to make the most of the extra time you have with one another this week as you celebrate Mother’s Day and prepare for another week of living faithful to the Lord.