Monday, March 23, 2009

Life is One Devil of a Race

Rick Lemons, the Senior Pastor at Fellowship Church in Forney, TX has written a new book geared at those obscure NASCAR fans who aren't actually Evangelicals.

From the book's website,

Is your spiritual engine running on fumes? Do you feel like you’re falling behind in the race of life, or that you’ve hit the wall? Get ready to start your engine once again. In The Race—From Pit Row to Victory Lane, author Rick Lemons offers timely and comprehensive insights that will fuel your relationship with God. Join him as he parallels the Christian life to NASCAR racing.

Just as NASCAR teams work together to improve a car’s performance in Pit Row, God has provided all we need to drive a victorious race. Lemons points out that we have a pit crew—other believers—and a crew chief in God. By making frequent pit stops for God’s Word, Worship, Fellowship, Prayer, Accountability, and Encouragement, we equip ourselves for ultimate performance. He explains how these are like fuel, new tires, a strong battery, receiving instructions from the Crew Chief, listening to your spotter, and receiving a refreshing drink during a NASCAR event.

Lemons also warns of accidents resulting from debris that Satan throws our way; Satan wants to put us on the “dnf” list—did not finish. Lemons forewarns of wreckage that can disqualify us. NASCAR teams understand that having the best car does not guarantee victory on every race day. Forty-three cars begin each race, but not all will finish. By comparing Christian disciplines to NASCAR team strategies, he gives practical, biblical advice that will keep us on track and heading towards Victory Lane.
We already know that the Devil planted dinosaur bones. His involvement with track debris seems the next logical step.

H/T Assassin Avenue via The J-Walk Blog.

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