2 Corinthians 12:7-8, Hebrews 12:1-3, Proverbs 4:25-27
Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-8. Are there things in life that you would consider “a thorn in your flesh?”
Hebrews 12:1 describes a “cloud of witnesses.” What do you think the writer is referring to? Think about your life. Who is included in your cloud of witnesses?
Think about the imagery of “throwing off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” What images come to mind?
To this point in life, what has been your finish line?
The writer of this text compares the Christian life to running a race. What would be most difficult for you in training for a marathon? Would you rather run a marathon or a series of sprints?