A Mountain Streams book
David Brandt Berg
Keith Phillips would like to thank Michael Roy, Phillip Sherwood, and Reuben Rushevsky for their assistance in compiling and editing this book.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Bible quotations in this booklet are from the New King James Version, © 1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc. References marked “KJV” are from the King James Version of the Bible.
Edited by Keith Phillips
“Victory isn’t simply walking across the goal line; it’s struggling through opposition to reach the goal.” That’s just as true of the Christian’s spiritual life as it is of sports, with this one important difference: In the spiritual struggle the victory goes to those who depend on the Lord’s strength and abilities, rather than their own.
To be a winning Christian, you can’t just sit there like a spectator; you need to get in shape and stay in shape spiritually. To be a champion, you need to train like a champion. Put in contemporary terms, the apostle Paul explained it like this: “In a race everyone runs, but only one person gets first prize. So run your race to win. To win the contest you must [lay aside anything] that would keep you from doing your best. An athlete goes to all this trouble just to win a blue ribbon or a silver cup, but we do it for a heavenly reward that never disappears. So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I fight to win. I’m not just shadow-boxing or playing around” (1 Corinthians 9:24-26 TLB).
David Brandt Berg has inspired tens of thousands to become winning Christians. If you’re out to win, Greater Victories will help you do just that!