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Are You a Rebel?

Numbers 16:  1 Korah…and certain Reubinites…became insolent and rose up against Moses. Numbers 16 documents the story of three leaders in the Israelite camp, Korah, Dathan and Abiram, who stir up a rebellion against Moses.  Korah was the great grandson of Levi and, as a Levite, Korah was responsible for temple worship.  We are told that […]

Do They Even Know Your Name?

Acts 19:  15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” In most sporting matches or sporting events there are a few athletes who stand out in the crowd.  When I used to participate in triathlons, Nordic ski races or running races, there was always […]

Time to Rest!

Mark 6:  31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” While most athletes know that rest days are important, many over train and feel guilty when they take a […]

To Teach with Authority

Matthew 7: 28-29  When Jesus had finished saying these things the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. These verses in Matthew 7 are the concluding commentary to the Sermon on the Mount, the scriptural account of Jesus’ teaching to the […]

We are not Consumed!

Lamentations 3:22-23  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I don’t know of any serious athletes who have not participated in some form of interval workout, whether it is a “beep test”, “running suicides”, “farklek workout”, or more […]

Does God ask us to Trust Others?

John 2:24  But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men. U.S. NCAA Division 1 college athletes were polled in 2012 and asked to respond to: “My coaches can be trusted”.  Only 53% of basketball players answered “yes”!  The sports with the highest trust in their coaches were: wrestling (78%), track/cross […]