New King James Version (NKJV)
1- Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 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 has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Here is the perfect picture of Christianity and why it's important to share that message to all mankind.
1 - It's about a personal experience that affects every part of our being:
We are instructed to stop committing the sins that ensnared our past. I refer them as the lollipop sins. We run a daily race of faith. It's not just a Sunday and Wednesday event, but one that began on the day you gave to heart to Christ until the day you die and stand before Him. Make Jesus the focal point of your being.
2 - Understand the truth about Life.
It's no longer about me, but Jesus in me, the Hope of Glory.
He is the author of our faith and He will finish the job once our race has been won.
He is the One who endured the cross and it's shame.
He is the only One who conquered death and sin.
He is the One who took His sacrifice into Heaven and satisfied His Father's Demand.
He is the One Who sits at His Father's right side making intercession on our behalf.
He is the One who, upon His Father's command, will return someday and take his Victorious Church Home.
3 - Live everyday for Jesus and run well.