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Jan 22, 2018

In this episode of the Influence Podcast, Influence magazine senior editor John Davidson interviews John Van Pay about what the faith heroes of Hebrews 11 can teach us regarding spiritual endurance.

John Van Pay is pastor of Gateway Fellowship Church in San Antonio, Texas, which Outreach magazine named the fastest growing church in America in 2016. He is also author of Marathon Faith: Motivation from the Greatest Endurance Runners of the Bible. For more information about the book or to download book-related leadership resources, visit marathonfaith.org.

Episode 124 Notes:

  • 00:00 Welcome
  • 00:26 Sponsor Ad: Mega Sports Camp
  • 01:23 Introduction of John Van Pay
  • 02:27 Why JVP wrote Marathon Faith
  • 05:53 How often ministry leaders hit the wall, and why
  • 08:24 Why JVP calls faith a "marathon"
  • 11:36 How Hebrews 11 illustrates marathon faith
  • 17:08 The importance of keeping life's problems in perspective
  • 19:41 Ways that spiritual life is like an endurance sport
  • 23:09 Check out marathonfaith.org and mygateway.tv
  • 24:52 Conclusion

 

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