Read Hebrews 12:1-3. Removing sin from your life begins with confession (1 John 1:9; James 5:16), what sin is entangling you right now?
To take it a step further, what is weighing you down? What keeps you from running harder and faster after Jesus? This is not necessarily sin. Instead of asking the question, "is this sin?" ask instead "does this help me run"?.. ie. time on phone, video games,a specific friend group, etc.
What does it mean to "run with perseverance"? Is it going to be easy? Should you do it alone?
What is "the race marked out for us"? cf. 2 Timothy 4:7-8; Philippians 3:13-14
Why do we run the race? (1 Cor. 9:24-27; Heb. 12:2). How are we to continue in this race when it gets hard? (Heb. 12:3).
*We continue to run the race ...by remembering Jesus! *
What are some ways that we can remember, or "consider" what Jesus has done for us and what he has taught us?
What stage of the race are you in? Removing sin, Running the race, or Remembering.
Our heart behind this series is that students would open their eyes, stop hitting snooze, wake up, and run after JESUS! As we know, true life is only found in following Jesus. This true life includes a great race to run! We must not stay sleeping while there is a kingdom to be advanced and disciples to be made.