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Paying our Penalty

Romans 5:15b   For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many. I recall once watching a clip from an NFL football game.  It was the Detroit Lions versus […]

The Power of Destitution

Romans 3: 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. As I’ve watched athletes of various ages, whether children, youth or adults, the successful ones have something in common – they all seem to believe that “it is possible”.  They believe they can do it.  They believe they can win a […]

It is Finished!

John 19: 30When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Baseball fans know the name Cal Ripken Jr.  When hearing the name, the word that comes to mind is Ironman.  Ripken owns the record for the longest consecutive games played streak at 2,632.  […]

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 […]

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 […]