Today’s passage encourages us to lay aside every weight and our besetting sins so that we can patiently run the race that is set before us. The imagery is that of an athletic contest. This passage was preceded by many examples of faithful saints than ran their races well. These witnesses serve as examples of the value of walking with God, the value of a life of faith. Please open your Bible to Hebrews chapter twelve, and join Pastor Ray Viola as he begins his study of verses one through eleven.