Break free from the things that hinder in life and fix your eyes on Jesus.
The writer of Hebrews knew that the road to success in life is based on having the right goal. He illustrates life with the athletic metaphor of a race and encourages the reader to break free in the race of life by throwing off all that hinders and the sin that entangles. The writer also knows that when you break free from something, you need to know what you’re breaking free toward. So, he encourages his readers to “fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
Since the day in the Garden of Eden when man chose his own way, God has always been in the business of helping people break free from the “sin that so easily entangles;” and achieve a fulfilled life in Him.
The Breaking Free series is the story of the reconciliation of God to man; a story of breaking free from the things that hinder and the sin that so easily entangles us. When we break free from these things, it allows us to please God and gives us the best chance for a fulfilled and eternal life.
There have been many heroes in the Bible who have set examples for us to follow as the author of Hebrews outlines in the chapter just previous to our verses. The Bible is a book about real people, not just heroes who did everything right. Even the failings of the heroes in the Bible are exposed so that we might learn from them.
Learning takes place in two ways: positively and negatively. When the hero does it right, we need to learn from them and do it the same as them. When the hero fails, we learn from their failure by not doing it that way.
Our five lessons will describe things that hinder people from achieving success, both in sports and life. They will encourage the listener to break free to a higher, godly standard; which can be achieved with God’s help. By remembering what God’s Word says, we have the perfect role model in Jesus.
Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22
9:00am - 12:15pm each day.
for Kids going into grades K-6
Choose from Soccer, Volleyball or Cheerleading
$35 for Sports, Great Stories, Fun Songs and a T-shirt!
Sports Camp at Garland Church features an entire week of sports instruction in one of three sports. Kids can choose to focus on soccer, volleyball or cheerleading for their athletic training portion of the morning. The camp takes place daily from 9:00-12:15 the week of June 18-22 and includes sports instruction, skits, lessons, music, snacks, and games with positive role models along side them as head coaches and assistant coaches. Kids going into grades K-6th are invited to attend. The cost of $35 includes camp, t-shirt and take-home lessons. Participants do not need to have prior sports experience and all levels are welcome to attend.