Running to Win!

Posted on February 5, 2013 by

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1 Corinthians 9:24 | Amplified Bible (AMP)
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours.

1 Corinthians 9:24 | New Living Translation (NLT)
24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!

1 Corinthians 9:24 | The Message (MSG)
24-25 You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.

1 Corinthians 9:24 | King James Version (KJV)  
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

1 Corinthians 9:24 | New International Version (NIV)
The Need for Self-Discipline
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24 | New King James Version (NKJV)  
Striving for a Crown
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

Olympic Medal

“When a leader jumps into the pool he or she swims so powerfully that it generates a tidal current that influences everyone else in the pool—the rest of the team or community—to move in the same direction.”
Orrin Woodward, from The Resolved Primer

“Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of the organization.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

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