Archive | December, 2014

They were called Christians

Acts 11:  26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.  An athlete is defined as “a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise”.  Many […]

A Gracious Loser

Philippians 2:   3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.  Competitive athletes have a serious dilemma they have to work through.  Aside from physical advantages such as talent, size or strength, successful athletes […]

Performance Anxiety

Philippians 4:  6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  No serious athlete ever wants to be called “a choker”.   When the clock ticks down on the […]