New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Take the Flag

Following God's Signals in the Race of Your Life

Rob Fuquay • November 2016

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The spiritual life is often compared to a race. Pastor Rob Fuquay sees a parallel between the flags used in auto racing and the signals God sends us in our fast-paced lives.

The purpose of Take the Flag is not to turn readers into race fans but to help them become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ by paying attention to the signals God gives us each day.

In this Bible-based, 7-week churchwide series, Fuquay uses the flags from auto racing as a way to discuss different aspects of our life of faith. With wisdom and humor, these seven dynamic lessons will put you on course for your faith journey, helping you navigate the bumps and turns ride out the delays and pit stops, and ultimately take the checkered flag of a victorious life.

What is included in the study?


  • Exploration and commentary on the flags from auto racing and the symbolism in each racing flag and the parallel in our spiritual life.
  • Fuquay's personal experiences to discern God’s signals in their life of faith.
  • Reflection questions


  • Age-level guides for children, youth, and adults
  • Each of the 7-video sessions include teaching and commentary by Rob and quick flag stories by auto racing professionals about their experiences with the flags: Ed Carpenter, Jerry Cook, Conor Daly, Austin Dillon, Scott Dixon, Matt Kenseth, Larry McReynolds, Danica Patrick, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The sessions also include additional personal sharing by:
    • Michael McDowell
    • Chocolate and Caron Myers
    • James Hinchcliffe
    • Ann Schrader
    • Cliff Champion
    • Nick Terry
    • Sam Hornish Jr.

The video sessions for this study are as follows:

  • Session 1: "The Green Flag" — 10:17
  • Session 2: "The Yellow Flag" — 15:03
  • Session 3: "The Blue Flag" — 10:52
  • Session 4: "The Red Flag" — 10:43
  • Session 5: "The Black Flag" — 14:33
  • Session 6: "The White Flag" — 12:14
  • Session 7: "The Checkered Flag" — 12:15

To purchase the DVD click here.

For more information and samples, visit TakeTheFlag.UpperRoomBooks.com.

Categories: Discipleship, Series
Rev. Rob Fuquay is senior pastor at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, IN. As a pastor to one of the largest churches in the denomination, Rob says as he studies Jesus, he sees someone who shows grace to all people, and he wants to be a part of a church that models that understanding. Fuquay has degrees from Pfeiffer University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He and his wife, Susan, have three daughters — Julie, Sarah, and Anna. Rob is the best-selling author of The God We Can Know: Exploring the "I Am" Statements of Jesus.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1578-9

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1579-6

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1580-2

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: November 2016

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 0.268 in (d)

Page Count: 128

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Biblical Studies / General

BISAC1: REL006000

BISAC2: REL108010

BISAC3: REL023000

Books by Rob Fuquay