Leadership W8 Biblical Foundations

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Thinking of your 8-week journey in the course as a race, how would you compare it to what the Apostle Paul wrote about races in I Corinthians 9:24-27 (NIV)? How were you able to persevere and maintain self-discipline during the eight weeks of the course? Please share your thoughts in the discussion forum below.

I Corinthians 9:24-27 (NIV)
“24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”