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Scripture: II Cor. 4:8-9
Broadcast date: 08/08/2016

II Cor. 4:8, 9
Bob Richards is the only two-time gold medal winner in the pole vaulting competition in the world Olympics.  He is an ordained minister called the “Vaulting Vicar.”  He was a determined, competitive athlete to be sure.  On one occasion he said, “I’ve never seen a great champion who quit when he was beaten. A champion refuses to go down and stay down.  He bounces back to a greater victory every time.”  I thought to myself, if that isn’t the story of a Christian, I have never heard one.

St. Paul puts it this way, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”  (II Cor. 4:8, 9).  Have you just been knocked down?  Well, don’t just sit there, get up and fight the good fight of faith and you will get, not a paultry old gold medal, but a crown of glory in heaven that will glitter forever!

How can you beat that!