Archive | October, 2016

Disciples Make Disciples

Matthew 28:  19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Imagine making it onto an elite team.  For sake of argument, let’s say you finally made it onto the best baseball team in your state or province.  After being […]

Fully Depleted

Luke 5:  16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Any serious athlete understands that elite sport training drains you.  There may be phases in your training program that are dialed back and in fact periods of rest leading up to competitions or games, however by in large, an athlete spends considerable time feeling […]

Too much to Bear

John 15:  5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. The human body is an absolutely extraordinary machine.  I know this from the abuse I have placed on it in athletic pursuits and its ability […]

Taming the Tongue

James 3: 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. The beginning of the third chapter of James is often entitled “Taming the Tongue”.  The first twelve verses all address the issue […]

The Way

John 14: 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. The crowd gathered at the St. Louis Olympic stadium in 1904 and cheered excitedly as the first competitor crossed the finish line.  It was American Fred Lorz who claimed the crown of Olympic champion in the grandest […]