ONLY ONE LIFE
Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed
time to man upon earth? are
not his days also like the
days of an hireling? (KJV)
There was a popular slogan a few years ago.
"You only go around once in life".
One time to do it right.
James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what
shall be on the morrow.
for what is your life? It
is even a vapour, that
appeareth for a little
time, and then vanisheth
One does only go around once in this
What will we do in our time?
If we would accomplish the purpose
for which God saved us. We must set
some goals and work to accomplish
Now is your time.
I. YOU ONLY HAVE ONE TIME TO WALK
A. If you are not saved you are not alive in Christ.
You are dead in trespasses and sin.
Eph 2:1 And you hath he quickened,
who were dead in trespasses
and sins; (KJV)
One begins to live when he accepts
Jesus as personal Saviour.
He is born again - John 3:1‑7
Realizes his sin - Rom 3:23
Realizes the wages of sin - Rom 6:23; Rev 20:14‑15
Realizes God has provided the payment Rom 5:8; 1 Peter 2:24
Has repented - Luke 13:3,5
Has received Christ - John 1:12; Rom 10:9‑10; Rev 3:20
B. Walk in God's way.
Deut 5:33 Ye shall walk in all the
ways which the LORD your
God hath commanded you,
that ye may live, and that
it may be well with you,
and that ye may prolong
your days in the land
which ye shall possess.
C. Walk After the Spirit
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no
condemnation to them
which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after
the flesh, but after the
D. Walk Honestly
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly,
as in the day; not in
drunkenness, not in
wantonness, not in
strife and envying.
E. Walk By faith
2 Cor 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
F. Walk in love
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ
also hath loved us, and hath
given himself for us an
offering and a sacrifice to
God for a sweet smelling
G. Walk worthy
Col 1:10 That ye might walk worthy
of the Lord unto all
pleasing, being fruitful in
every good work, and
increasing in the knowledge
of God; (KJV)
II. YOU HAVE ONLY ONE TIME TO RUN LIFE'S RACE.
1 Cor 9:24 Know ye not that they
which run in a race run
all, but one receiveth
the prize? So run, that
ye may obtain. (KJV)
Heb 12:1‑2 1 Wherefore seeing we
also are compassed about
with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and
the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let
us run with patience the
race that is set before
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
is set down at the right
hand of the throne of
God has a purpose for your life. To
what extent will you accomplish that
In running a race there is no
perfect time to run from one place
to the other.
The perfect time for one person is
measured only by the fastest speed
he can run.
But there are many factors that
cause a person to run fast.
knowing the field
ability to endure pain
Heb 12:1‑2 tells us to run:
A. Realizing that there are a
great cloud of witnesses of those
who have already run their leg of
They are in heaven now. They ran
hard. Many gave their lives for the
cause of Christ. Their leg was hard
but they endured.
They now encourage us from the
grandstand in heaven.
B. Lay aside the weights
The habits, friendships, social
engagements and the like that hinder
the cause of Christ must go if we
are to win the race and receive the
Lay aside the sin that so easily
besets you. That one sin particular
to you. That Satan has used in such
a way as to drain the years from you
and render you helpless for the
cause of Christ.
Lay it aside for the Glory of God.
Lay it aside to win the race.
It is not to late to win the race.
You were slowed for a time but you
don't have to loose the race.
C. Run with patience
Many times you will get tired in the race.
You will weary in the race.
But you must never get tired of the
You must not quit the race. You will
be tempted to rest for a while.
You must not, resting is for after
You will see many going slower than
you, but you must run on.
You will be cheated on in the race.
Some will make claims to the prize
that is rightfully yours. Not to
worry the righteous judge sees all.
Some will try to drain you of your
strength by leading you down a long
dead end trail but the way will
always lead to victory if your
motive is pure.
D. Run with your eyes upon
Jesus. He is the author and
finisher of our faith. He endured.
2 Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid
up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the
Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day:
and not to me only, but
unto all them also that
love his appearing. (KJV)
C. You have only one time to
fight your battle.
2 Tim 2:3‑4 3 Thou therefore endure
hardness, as a good
soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth
entangleth himself with
the affairs of this
life; that he may please
him who hath chosen him
to be a soldier. (KJV)
1 Tim 1:18 – 19; 1 Tim 6:12; Eph 6:10‑18
May we fight a good fight and be
ready when we fight the last battle
to meet our captain.
Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom
are all things, and by whom
are all things, in bringing
many sons unto glory, to
make the captain of their
salvation perfect through
May you be able to say as Paul said:
2 Tim 4:7 I have fought a good
fight, I have finished my
course, I have kept the
We only live one time.
There is only one time to:
walk through life
run your race
fight your battle
How will you do?
Will you walk through life as a
Will your run the race of life as a
Will you fight the battles of this
life and win by the grace of
You can walk, run and fight the
battles of life.
You know how.
Simply give your life to Christ.
Let Him do through you that which
you cannot do for yourself.
He can take your life and win the