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Selected to be Strangers

1 Peter 1:  1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, As he crossed the finish line in 2nd place at the 2016 Rio Olympics marathon, Feyisa Lilesa raised his crossed arms above his head.  Lilesa’s gesture showed solidarity with protestors back home in Ethiopia where his […]

How Do You Deny Yourself?

Luke 9: 23 Then he said to them “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” I read an article that summarized some of the crazy ways in which professional athletes spent their paychecks.  Some of the highlights for me included:  tennis great Novak Djokovic allegedly […]

What is Sacred to You?

Mark 10: 21b“One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” “The Types of Sacrifices Athletes Make”[i].  The title gets the attention of most student athletes.  In fact, if you’re a Student Athlete, you could probably write it yourself and […]