Secrets of the 2nd Mile
THE 6TH SECRET: PASSING THE BATON
IN ANY RACE, PASSING THE BATON IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL AND DIFFICULT PARTS.
13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.
16 But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
THE 5TH SECRET: FINISHING STRONG
SOME DON’T START WELL… BUT FINISH WELL
OTHERS START WELL BUT DON’T FINISH WELL
1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.
3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and immediately he will send them."
4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.' "
6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them.
7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them.
8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!' Hosanna in the highest!"
10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, "Who is this?"
11 So the multitudes said, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee."
THE 4TH SECRET: “GETTING YOUR 2ND WIND”
2ND WIND IS A TERM LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS USE TO DESCRIBE AN UNUSUAL EXPERIENCE THE BODY UNDERGOES WHEN EXHAUSTED.
THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM OPENS UP AGAIN JUST LIKE NEW.
GOD HAS NOT CALLED US TO RUN THE 2ND MILE EXHAUSTED… MISERABLE.
HE’S CALLED US TO RUN THE 2ND MILE FULL OF ENERGY, STRENGTH AND JOY.
TO DO THIS, WE NEED A 2ND WIND ENCOUNTER.
THE 3RD SECRET: THE SECOND MILE IS A PLACE OF 2ND CHANCES
Failure is part of enduring the second mile. In the first mile, we make a lot of mistakes.
The 2nd mile is where you correct the mistakes of the first mile.
Some of the worlds greatest success stories didn't start that way.
1. Henry Ford
While Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, he wasn't an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five time before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.
THE 2ND SECRET: THE 2ND MILE IS A PLACE TO SET AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS.
This Bible study is focused on how to endure through the tougher times of life. The first mile of marriage, work… is filled with “the excitement of the new”. It’s in the 2nd mile when sometimes we have to grit our teeth and grind through problems.
The Bible is not silent on anything and that includes what to do if you find yourself in a 2nd mile situation.
1ST SECRET: THE 2ND MILE IS A PLACE OF MIRACLES
2nd SECRET: THE 2ND MILE IS A PLACE TO SET AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS.
THE FIRST SECRET: THE SECOND MILE IS A PLACE OF MIRACLES.
THIS MORNING WE BEGIN A NEW SERIES WHICH IS BASED ON
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.