For some it could be greed. For some, gossip. For others, lust. But the sin that so easily entangles us is like this robe, it easily trips us up. The Bible says to throw it off, take off your warm-ups and get down to your lightweight running gear. Then and only then will you understand the freedom in the Christian life. So take a trip to the Hall of Faith. Get rid of your warm-ups. And see the word there, “perseverance”? Perseverance, and I love this word, and I’m going to get you to pronounce this word…perseverance in the Coinea Greek and I’ll give this to you, is pronounced “Hupomones”. Say it with me, “Hupomones”. One more time, “Hupomones”.
So you want, and I want “hupomones”, that means endurance.
This morning, as our special guest, we have someone who is a world-class tri-athlete here. His name is Chris Gunnerson and due to time, I’ll just jump down here. His name is Chris Gunnerson and Chris has run the Hawaiian Iron-man twice. There are very few human beings in the world who have done that and I’m going to talk to Chris very briefly about, what do you think? Endurance. This man here pronounced the Greek! I like that! (Laughter). Say that for me one time…hupomones. There you go. Very good. So, Chris, stand up. Let’s welcome Chris Gunnerson. (Applause). Now Chris, first of all, explain to us what’s involved over there is it in Kona? Explain to us what’s involved.