Lessons for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost

1st Reading: Micah 4:1-5

Psalm 43

2nd Reading: Philippians 3: 12-16

Gospel: Mark 6: 45-56


"That's How Winning Is Done!"

I.  A different kind of winning

  A.  Unique race in the Greek Olympics

  B.  Churchill's advice

II.  Pau's Perseverence

  A.  What Paul endured

    1.  Prison

    2. Flogging

    3.  Shipwreck

    4.  Stranded at sea

III.  Pressing on

    A.  Greek word

      1.  Attack

        a.  Attack life

        b.  Attack suffering

        c.  Attacke hardship

    B.  Attacking

      1.  On a mission

        a.  Proclaiming the gospel

    C.  Marathon runners

      1.  Hitting the wall

        a.  Moving forward

IV.  Guarantees

    A.  Faith and Grace

      1.  No guarantees

      2.  Not insurance

      3.  Message of false churches

V.  Rocky Balboa

    A.  It's how hard you get hit...

    B.  Thats how winning is done