Week 2: It's a Marathon, not a Sprint

Text: Hebrews 12:1–2
Topic(s): Race, Endurance, Focus
Big Idea of the Message: Living for God is compared to running a race: free from distractions and entanglements—and not giving up.
Application Point: In running the race that God has set before us, many distractions and the weariness of life will tempt us to give up. Yet we keep running with endurance by keeping our eyes on Jesus rather than our circumstances while we celebrate his victory!
Discussion Questions:
  • What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  • Describe the race that God has set before you to run? How is your race going?
  • What are some things in life that are not sinful but can hinder you personally from running the race God has marked out for you?
  • When life gets hard and challenging, how can you run with endurance? What helps you overcome those seasons?
  • What does fixing your eyes on Jesus mean, practically, to you? How can you practice this throughout your day?
  • How can we pray for you?