Mon, 28 October 2013
October 6, 2013
Synopsis: This is the first Sunday in October and most of you are aware that today is race day. This is Emmanuel’s fourth AmazinGrace 5K Race and Kids Fun Run. The race raises money for the Food Pantry at Appalachian Outreach. Each month volunteers at the pantry distribute food to anywhere from 400 to 600 families, that amounts to around 1,600 people. We have been inviting people to join us in the race for months and to “Feel The Hunger – Fill The Pantry!” Some of you also know that October is World Hunger month. This race starts our response right here at home.
What you may not know is that we are also celebrating World Communion Sunday. Churches around the world celebrate communion every Sunday but today we call attention to the unity we all have in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:4-6, NIV).
I want to bring both of those celebrations into my thoughts for today as I talk about Finishing Well Hebrew 12:1-4; 2 Timothy 4:6-8.
Scripture Text (NLT): Ephesians 4:4-6, NIV; Hebrews 12:1-4; 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4