The Triumphant Life – Building Endurance

Ever been on the brink of throwing in the towel? You’re not alone. Life’s journey is a bumpy ride, and there are moments when we’re tempted to just call it quits. We’ve all seen it happen – divorce, suicide, bankruptcy, quitting your job – are all results of giving up. But God doesn’t want you giving up – He wants you to be encouraged to finish this race of life well. The Bible tells us that God’s cheering you on, wanting you to finish this life-race stronger than ever.

Join us as Pastor Chris continues our “Triumphant Life” series. We’ll be looking at how the Bible tells us that we can build up our endurance – helping us persevere, overcome, and conquer life’s trials.


  1. Have you ever experienced a situation where you felt like giving up? How did you overcome that feeling or circumstance?
  2. In what ways do you see the battles mentioned in the sermon (battle within, battle around, battle against) playing out in your own life or in the lives of those you know?
  3. The sermon talked about the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 who faced challenges but endured. Can you think of any modern-day examples of people who have shown endurance in the face of difficulties?
  4. The concept of eliminating things that don’t matter to free up space and energy was discussed. What are some practical steps you could take to declutter your life and focus on what truly matters?
  5. Reflect on the idea of running the race that God has set before you, not someone else’s race. How can you discern what God’s race for your life looks like?
  6. Share an experience when focusing on Jesus helped you navigate a difficult situation or challenge. How can you intentionally shift your focus onto Jesus during tough times?
  7. Discuss the significance of the name Jehovah Nissi, the Lord our Banner. How does this name resonate with you in terms of focusing on God in the midst of challenges?
  8. The sermon spoke about pushing through the pain to claim the gain. Can you share a personal story where you persevered through difficulties and reaped a positive outcome?
  9. How does the concept of reaping later than you sow apply to your spiritual journey? In what areas of your life do you need to plant seeds of faith and endurance?
  10. Consider the encouragement to hang on during challenging seasons, knowing that “spring” will come. How can you encourage others who might be going through tough times right now?
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