Sermon: The Process is Necessary
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 [a]obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize [b]is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one whobeats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.