Message by Pastor Kenneth Roberts of the Ashtabula Pent. Church of God located in Ashtabula, Ohio. Scripture Text taken from Hebrews 12:1-4. He talks about the Race of Life we are running and how the Word tells us to lay aside every weight and sin that would hinder us. Anything we put before God is a weight and slows us down. Some may think that is talking about sin and it is, but, He is also talking about things that are not sin but can become sin because we put them before God. For example, spending time with our family is a good thing, but when we do this and never give any of our time to God, we are putting our family before God....He must be first !