The Christian life is like a race. The patriarchs and others who have gone before us sit in the grandstands, encouraging us by their godly lives to press on and not give up. Even if we stumble and fall, we can win if we rise again and keep on going.
The Christian life is not about what we do, but what Jesus has already done, and we just enter into it. This sermon outlines some distractions from keeping our eyes on Jesus. Our walk with God flows out of our resting in Him.