I recently read about a race that consists of running 5,649 times round a New York City block, running for eighteen hours a day for fifty-two days. It’s the 3,100 Mile Race, the longest footrace in the world. To complete it is an incredible feat of strength, mental fortitude and endurance.
Today I will be talking to you about the process of salvation, which should be the ultimate purpose of our Christian lives. We are told that Christians are saved through their faith in Jesus, through believing in him, through believing in his resurrection, and by following his words.
What do you think about the meaning and purpose of your life?
As a believer of God, we should consider what is the reason and the purpose of our lives. Over four centuries ago, the Westminster Shorter Catechism which instructs us, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” This means that the ultimate purpose of believers is to live and work for God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
The Apostle Paul likened the Christian life to a race. Just as those competing in a race go into training, so too Christians need to train spiritually. When a person begins the journey of faith they have much to learn. We want to help them get up to speed with a good spiritual start.