Archive | July, 2016

Not of those who Shrink Back

Hebrews 10:  39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. The title of the sports article intrigued me: “The Most Intimidating Athletes of the Past 25 Years” (http://www.uncoached.com/sports/intimidating-athletes-past-25-years/2).  The list included:  boxer Floyd Mayweather Junior with a 45-0 record; football/baseball great […]

Disqualified

1 Corinthians 9:  26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize We had the privilege this week […]

Bought at a Price

1 Corinthians 6:  19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20a you were bought at a price. The headline intrigued me: “FIFA bans third-party ownership of players”.  Soccer, or football as it is better known around the […]

A Time to Weep

Luke 19:  41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it. There is one thing in common with sports, no matter the age, the sex of the athlete, or the sport – tears.  Tears flow when athletes suffer a crushing loss; they flow when they rejoice over an outstanding win; they flow […]

Hope Fulfilled

1 Peter 1:  13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As someone who participated in a number of distance events such as running marathons, x-country ski marathons and even multi-day endurance triathlons, the topic of “hope” has […]