Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Staying Focused and Alert

The third sermon, "Stay Focused and Alert in the Race of Faith," in the series Coty is currently preaching on running the race of faith has been posted on the DGCC website now.

I was struck by the difference between being alert and being focused. I hadn't made the distinction that Coty brought out. He exhorted us to be alert to the things that can divert us from our course in the race of faith but to keep our eyes focused on the goal of our faith, Jesus. Once again, he used a few racing images, including this one, the famous 1954 Commonwealth Games race between Roger Bannister and John Landy, in which Landy makes the error of turning his head at a crucial point in the race. (the head turn comes 3:25 minutes into the video)

I am continuing to delight in how Coty is connecting his love of running and racing to these biblical themes for the good of his hearers. As always, his prayer and mine, is that God gets all the glory.

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