THE PRIZE! 10-28-2012

posted Oct 29, 2012, 1:01 PM by Dale Barnes   [ updated Oct 29, 2012, 1:06 PM ]
“Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.” -Jesus
(Rev.2:10b NIV)

“And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.” -Peter to faithful Christian leaders (1Pet.5:4 NIV

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him” - James
(Ja.1:12 NIV)

“Not that I have already obtained all of this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me...But this one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” - Paul (Phil.3:12,13,14 NIV)  

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” - Paul (2 Tim.4:7-8 NIV)

Run in such a way as to get the prize.” (1 Co.9:24b NIV)

Start today!  Don’t look back at past failures, but look forward and fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.  As you trust Christ, he will help you all the way to the end.