How much are we willing to give in order to gain the crown of life? The 2006 Winter Olympic games being conducted in Turin, Italy, illustrate the quest of the nations of the world to achieve the highest level of athletic success the gold medal. After years of total dedication and countless hours of intense competition, contestants give their greatest efforts and literally collapse across the finish line.
The apostle Paul said, "Now they do it to obtain a corruptible (perishable) crown; but we an incorruptible." 1 Corinthians 9:25. Brethren, if we will fight a good fight, finish our course, and keep the faith if we will endure - the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give us a crown of righteousness at the "finish line." 2 Timothy 4:6-8; James 1:12. Let us press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus! Philippians 3:14. Our circulation last month was 2,687 copies! -Albert.
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