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Grow Up!

Hebrews 5: 12a In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. Are You an Immature Athlete?  The title on the www.pgcbasketball.com site gets your attention (PGC Basketball runs athlete development camps).   The author asks: “what is the difference […]

Are You Consistent?

James 1: 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” One of the characteristics I have always admired in sports is consistency.  While consistent performance is admirable, more impressive to me is consistent character.  There will be days where your shot is off, where you don’t have the […]

What You Are in Position, You Need to Become in Practise

2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Thesportster.com carried an article entitled “The Best and the Worst NHL Captains in Every Canadian Teams History”.  One example came from the storied Edmonton Oilers.  Wayne Gretzky, also known as “The Great One”, served as Edmonton’s […]

Impartation not Imitation

Galatians 2: 20a I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me I have fond memories of growing up playing pick up sports behind my house.  The high school was in my backyard, which included a baseball diamond, soccer field and parking lot for street hockey.  For a […]

Are You Still Worldly?

1 Corinthians 3:  3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? If you are a Christian Athlete and you choose to make that known to others, be prepared to be watched.  Some will watch intently to see if your conduct […]

Eating Solid Food

1 Corinthians 3:  2a I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Even recreational athletes understand the importance of diet.  They understand that ingesting junk food rather than healthy food diminishes performance, both in the long and short term.  However, there is considerable confusion as you dig deeper, especially […]

Pain in the Desert

Psalm 84:  6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; When the average person hears the words “athletes’ off-season”, they probably think of a time of rest and relaxation.  When it comes to professional athletes they probably think that those athletes are spending their off-season lying around a […]

Righteousness: the Standard

Matthew 5 5 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. It is an Olympic year.  Once every four years the best athletes in the world congregate in one place and participate in the greatest athletic event on the planet, one with roots that go back two thousand years.  And […]