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Finish The Course. The lesson on March 5th took into account 2 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV) “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” The lesson focused in on the statement “I have finished my course” which is what Paul was boasting. It compared the race with the Olympians who had just competed in Torino, Italy with the 2006 Winter Olympics held from February 10th through February 26th. The Olympic spirit is defined by the Olympic charter which states “Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind.” This is what Paul had used with his walk for the Lord Christ Jesus. If there were an Christian Charter defining the race set before us, would we be found at the end of the race with a crown of righteousness? 1 Corinthians 9:23-24 (KJV) reminds us “And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” You may also download the handout used during the study.



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