Salvation Run

A sports module conceptualized in accordance to the word of GOD, for Christian Believers to empower their lives with healthy lifestyle and living through the sport of running disciplining oneself to be better witnesses and “ Run the race set before us “ for the greater Glory of our lord JESUS CHRIST.

Here's the problem: man is sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23)

GOD sent his son to die for our sins. Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with GOD and be with him forever, “GOD demonstrated his own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us ( Roman 5:8), It didn’t end with his death on the cross , Jesus rose again and still lives ( 1Cor 15:3-4)

We cannot earn salvation. We are saved by Gods grace when we have faith and receive his son JESUS CHRIST as our lord and savior

How to Receive Christ

If you are not sure that you are right with God, you can be sure-right now. Only if you remember what Jesus Christ has done to save us

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

We must admit that we all are sinners. We must turn away from our sins and turn towards Christ. We must trust Him as our Savior and follow Him as our Lord. God promises that when we do this, He will save us and make us His children, and we will live with Him forever.

Jesus Said , I am the way the truth and life , no one comes to the father but only through me ( John 14:6)

Are you ready to receive Christ now ?

WHAT IS SALVATION?

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

We can be wrong about earthly directions but not about our eternal destiny. In our salvation we must be sure. Assurance of salvation is God’s blessed gift for all who believe.

God’s plan of Salvation
We all are sinners and stand under the judgment of God. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We may believe that we are good enough to win God’s favor or that we can perform certain religious acts to counterbalance our bad deeds. But the Bible states that we are all condemned, for “there is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10).

What did JESUS do? He died on the cross as the complete sacrifice for our sins and took upon himself the judgment that we deserve. We need to realize what Christ has done to make our salvation possible. For God loves us, and Christ came to make forgiveness and salvation possible.

Its GOD will that we respond to his work. God in His grace offers us the gift of eternal life through his son JESUS CHRIST but like any gift, it becomes ours only when we receive it.

We must repent for our sins. Repentance carries confession, sorrow, guilt and renewing our heart, mind and soul. we must turn from our practice of sin as best we know how, and turn by faith to Christ as our Lord and Savior. “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, (Ephesians 2:8-9,)

Christ invites us to come to Him, and God has promised, “to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

We must be determined to leave our sins behind and turn from them. Following Jesus Christ, the ultimate cost of true discipleship is renouncing self: self-will, self-plans, self-motivations. Christ is to be Lord of our lives.

Jesus declared, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow him” (Luke 9:23,). Jesus does not call us to a life of selfish comfort and ease; He calls us to give up our own plans and to follow Him by faith without reserve even to death.

Yes, it costs to follow Jesus Christ. But it also costs not to follow Jesus Christ.

Apostle Paul said “whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things” (Philippians 3:7-8,). Jesus calls men and women not only to trust Him as a Savior, but also to follow Him as a Lord.

Salvation is intimately linked to the cross. The man who hung there between two thieves was without sin. His virgin birth, by the miraculous intervention of the Holy Spirit, meant that He did not inherit a sinful human nature. Neither did He commit any sin during His lifetime. Mary gave birth to the only perfect child. He became the only perfect man. Thus, He was uniquely qualified to put into action God’s plan of salvation for mankind.

Why was Calvary’s cross so special, so different from hundreds of other crosses used for Roman executions? It was because on that cross Jesus suffered the punishment for sin that we all deserve. He was our Substitute. He suffered the judgment and condemnation of death that our sinful nature and deeds deserve. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Paul wrote to the church at Corinth, “I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2,). Paul knew there was a built-in power in the cross and the resurrection.

Finally, faith is essential for salvation. But we must be absolutely clear on what we mean when we speak of “Salvation by Faith.” There are various kinds of belief or faith, and n ot all are linked to salvation. In the New Testament, faith means more than intellectual belief. It involves trust and commitment.

We may say that I believe a bridge will hold my weight. But we really believe it only when we commit ourselves to walk on it. Saving faith involves an act of commitment and trust, in which I commit my life to Jesus Christ and trust Him alone as my Lord and Savior.

Who are Salvation Runners?

Salvation Runners are a unity of “Christian Believers” who have been in obedience to GOD’s plan,accepting JESUS CHRIST as the lord and savior transformed through the Holy Spirit, empowered with faith and endurance for the greater glory of GOD

What is the purpose & Goal?

As believers making time for fitness, and growing in faith with GOD in accordance to his word. 1 Corinthians 6:19, your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God Keeping your body Healthy, Clean & fit in accordance to the word is the ultimate purpose & Goal

Make a beginning

Firstly make a beginning in accepting and believing you are a child of the most high GOD, your purpose in this life is to grow in the righteous character of GOD, through His dwelling in us by the power of His Holy Spirit

Call to Obedience

Psalm 139:14 says, for I am “Fearfully and wonderfully made” , there is a purpose behind everything God does, and the creation of the human body is no different. You are accountable to God for the way in which you care for your body but defiling and abusing your body is a sin. You need to care for your body & understand better of what you can do to gain and retain a level of good health. This includes regular exercise, proper diet, getting enough rest and appropriate social activities benefiting Physically, Mentally & Spiritually. It is no secret that even the things we think about can impact our health , Learn the discipline and endure it to "Run the Race Set before you"

Hebrews 12:1 St Paul wrote: “Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8)
What is your Choice? Run to GOD or Running away from GOD?

Throughout the Bible God shows that He has a plan for us, for he created us in his own image , a plan that includes every human being who has ever lived, (1 Timothy 2:4 ; 1 Corinthians 15:23 ). The incredible plan of Salvation in Jesus Christ

GOD did not give us a body to use and abuse as we like, but he expects us to view and care for his greater glory Proverbs 4:10-12 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings and the years of your life will be many. I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; and when you run, you will not stumble.

Many people believe, “It’s my body, and I can treat it any way I like.” But what does our Creator God say? Galatians 5:7 You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? Jesus Christ compared His work with us to planting and harvesting (Luke 8:11-15 ). He plants the truth that leads to SALVATION in our hearts at the right time, and He gives us the help to grow and eventually receive the gift of salvation eternal life in the Kingdom of God.

DECLARATION ON SPORT AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

1. Sport has a legitimate place in the Christian life.
Sport has its basis in a divinely-given impulse to play and deserves a rightful place in Christian living. People play sport primarily for the love of the game, the thrill of competition, and the sense of community that comes from participation. When played and watched in faithfulness to God sport occupies a legitimate place as part of the created world and helps express our relationship to God and to one another. When passion for sport exceeds passion for Christ or the work of His church, or when sport becomes all-consuming and commitments such as worship, service, and family are diminished, sport poses a challenge to the consecrated life. In light of who God is and who He calls us to be, we must examine and order our affections and priorities regarding sport.

2. Sport touches all dimensions of human life.
God created humans as holistic, unified creatures. Sport engages us, not only bodily, but mind and spirit as well. It can powerfully affect our emotions, mental states, and spiritual lives. Our experiences in sport can, at times, uplift as well as disappoint us. When sport is viewed only as a physical activity, participants miss important transcendent moments that engage one’s entire being.

3. Sport can be a means of spiritual formation.
Christians acknowledge the bodily dimension of spirituality and practice faith in and through sport as embodied people. Like aesthetic endeavors, sport can remind us that God is the source of all strength, grace, and beauty of movement. Sport can help focus our attention on the reality of God and our humanness in special ways offering formative experiences in which God communes with us. When sport is approached self-indulgently and apart from the wisdom of God, spiritual growth is thwarted, hindering our formation.

4. Sport can glorify God.
To glorify God is to reflect the will and way of Christ in everything. Thus, the quality of the Christian’s play and participation should be distinctive, marked by Spirit-informed virtues including love, hope, faith, patience, kindness, humility, self-control and other fruit of God’s Spirit. Success in sport competition can help garner public acclaim for oneself, one’s team, one’s community, or one’s country. These forms of glory should not be confused with bringing glory to God.

5. Competition is an essential element of sport.
In competition, players test their skills and strategies in an environment of uncertainty and drama. Competition provides opportunities for personal growth, friendship and enjoyment, and can lead to maximum athletic performance. During games, relationships are characterized by a playful antagonism in which competitors elevate their own interests above those of their opponents. This playful antagonism is central to the concept of sport. However, when winning becomes an end in itself it can breed resentment and may dishonor God. Tactics and environments that persuade players, coaches and fans to supplant playful antagonism with mean-spiritedness have no place in a Christian approach to sport.

6. The true value of sport is inherent in the experience itself.
We can delight in our role as Christ-followers in the world of sport and understand that our behavior in contests is a form of witness to the kingdom of God. Our experience in sport reveals our playfulness, our desire to be excellent, and our desire to belong. When the human experience of sport is subverted to other ends, for example, as a means of commerce, a way to achieve fame, publicity, money, or personal glory, attention is diverted from the importance of the sport experience itself.


7. Sport has many benefits but they are conditional.
When we do sport well it has the potential to improve health, develop social and familial relationships, strengthen moral character, foster positive life habits and civic engagement, and act as a vehicle for peace, reconciliation, and the witness of the good news of Jesus Christ. But these effects are conditional. Their realization depends upon the moral and symbolic meanings we give to sport as well as the motivations of the participants. It should not be assumed that sport, irrespective of these considerations, will have its intended beneficial effects.


8. God created our bodies for His service and our enjoyment.
Sport can promote physical health and well-being and encourage the stewardship of our bodies. At the same time, sport entails a risk of injury and the potential for abuse. Sometimes sport encourages violence as part of a competitive strategy and elevates the probability of injury beyond a reasonable level. An unhealthy pursuit of excellence can encourage the use of questionable training habits and harmful performance-enhancing practices. The human body is a reflection of the image of God and such practices should not be condoned.


9. We do not control whether God favors one player or team over another.
In a Christian view of sport God is acknowledged as Father of all who compete. God shows no favoritism. All players, coaches, and fans – regardless of team affiliation – are created in the image of God and are deserving of Christian goodwill, kindness, and love. God should not be portrayed as favoring one competitor over another, and Christians should not think of opponents as less than human, less honorable, less deserving of Christian love, or less loved by God than ourselves. We thank God for good moments in sports, yet we also thank him for apparently bad moments - all for His purposes.

10. Christian virtues are revealed in behaviors that go beyond obeying the rules.
Rule governing sport define how games are to be played and ensure a measure of fairness in competition. By joining the game, players implicitly agree to follow the rules. Therefore, Christians should not seek ways to circumvent the rules governing sport contests. Yet, Christians are bound by a higher calling, not only to obey the rules, but to apply self-imposed behaviors upholding the witness of Christ even when such acts might work to their competitive disadvantage.

11. Sport programs are a vital component of Christian education.
Sport is an effective complement to classroom knowledge when wisely integrated into Christian schools and universities. Participating in sport can lead students to truth and assist them in developing a mature faith. This requires careful thought and planning with an eye toward educational outcomes. When institutions disproportionately emphasize sport or yield the purpose and practice of sport programs to those interested only in winning, they undermine the educational promise of sport.

12. Sport is powerful.
Sport inspires us with displays of grit and grace. Competitive drama moves us in ways that few other forms of entertainment do. Watching sport can be a means of celebrating God’s creation and goodness, leading to a spirit of hope and joy. Left unchecked, passion can lead to obsession. The power of sport has the potential to cloud spiritual discernment and invite both idolatry and the neglect of self, family, and church.
THE FUTURE OF THE PROJECT CONSIST THE FOLLOWING

  • Sports: The most critical part of this project is using sports with biblical values for physical fitness, training and being able to measure results

  • Life Skills: To have life skills training program sessions by teaching life applications through a Christian curriculum that deals with daily life issues , teaching work ethics , correct eating habits , consequences of sex , drugs & alcohol , benefits of Healthy lifestyle

  • Mentoring: to provide mentors as role models to as many children, youth & Adults, guiding them and empowering them in areas such as self esteem, family life, personal life , professional life , social issues and Christian values

  • Support System: to connect children. Youth & Adults to local ministries where they can find help & hope to face daily living in the community through character based biblical educational program

Salvation Run will accomplish the above objectives and unite the Christian community along with the believers positively impacting lives by holding 3 Sessions a week for 2 hours each..
IMPACT
Salvation Run will positively impact the lives of Children, youth & Adults uniting the Christian denominations for the greater glory of GOD , Integrated Biblical education programs that focuses on developing ones personality through Sports & Fitness, life skills, and healthy lifestyle, harvesting for better witnesses for Christ Preparing people to be better witnesses for Christ... Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually
  • Physically - Create a healthier you and make it possible to reach a new demographic of non-believers & potential believers Matthew 28:19-20
  • Mentally - Learn the discipline and endure it to "Run the Race Set before you" Hebrew 12:1
  • Spiritually - Always learn to give God the glory for all that we accomplish. Psalms 86:12
PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT

SALVATION RUN is a faith motivated Sports and biblical education Mission working with “at Risk “Children, youth & Adults. We see the need for believers to learn how to achieve their highest potential in all areas of life with consistency of practise in faith and obedience through mentoring by the word of GOD

How does Salvation Run / walk help the Christian Fraternity and the church?

We as Christian believers are living in an invisible crisis, as read in 2 Timothy 3:2-9 ( But Mark This there will be terrible times in the last days people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud , abusive , disobedient to their parents , ungrateful , unholy with love unforgiving , slanderous , without self-control , brutal not lovers of good , treacherous , rash , conceited lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of GOD having a form of Godliness but denying its power )

The run will unite all Believers and Christian denominations towards the purpose and mission of being the salt and light of the world, building bridges of hope transforming lives to the greater glory of GOD

  • Healthy Family
  • Healthy Church
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Witness to the world

Email : salvationrunners@gmail.com
Mobile : +91 9902247755

RUN DETAILS
EVENT : SALVATION RUN DAY : SATURDAY DATE : 8TH APRIL 2017 CATEGORY : RUN / WALK DISTANCE : 5K RUN / 3K WALK ELIGIBILITY : 5k Run (12 years and above only) : 3k Walk (07 years and above only) START / FINISH : St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Frazier Town Bangalore. ROUTE : Click Here REGISTRATION FEE : Last Date For Registration 31 - 03 - 2017 : INR 500/- (For run / walk category) : Includes race day Tshirt, Refreshments, parking ticket RUN EXPO : 6th & 7th April ( 9 am to 5 pm ) : Event T Shirts, Refreshment Coupons, Parking tickets, will be distributed : At St Francis Xavier Cathedral Church Parish Hall RACE DAY : Saturday 8th April 2017 05: 00 Am : Assembly of all participants 05: 30 Am : Praise and worship 06: 00 Am : 5k Run Flag off 06: 15 Am : 3k walk Flag off 07: 30 Am : Assembly of participants & fellowship 08:00 Am : Refreshments for all participants Kindly Note : On registration all communication will be made via SMS, Email, whatsapp & Social Media

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
Offline Registrations are Open
Date :2nd April 2017
Time :8am to 11am :3:30pm to 7pm
Venue :St Francis Xavier Cathedral Church
REGISTRATION FEE
INR 500/-

DECLARATION