When I chose the picture of the runners for this page, I was thinking of Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27:
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. (1Corinthians 9:24-27 NKJ)
Though we are normal, ordinary people, we do not have a normal or ordinary quest. We are in a wonderful adventurous race. Would you like to run with us? Spiritually, if you are a Christian, you are already running with us. We are in the same race, running for eternal prizes and even if we never meet personally, it is our desire for you that you “Run in such a way that you may obtain…”
The race we run is not a dog-eat-dog competition; but is about each putting others ahead of themselves; it is teamwork and cheering and as Christian praying! Do you desire someone cheering and praying for you? We desire your cheers and prayers for our ministry!
We are part of the Suncoast Florida PresbyteryGod bless you, Pastor Arnie