God’s Promotion vs Self Promotion

Proverbs 27   2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. We live in an age of self-promotion.  Social media of various types are used to enhance our image.  Many professional athletes even hire marketing firms to help create fame and to position themselves in the most marketable […]

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 actually the great grandson of Levi, and as a Levite Korah would have had the responsibility of worship in […]

Do they even know you?

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 […]

It’s 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 athletes over train and actually feel guilty when […]

From Warrior to Shepherd

John 21:  15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”  Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” This passage in John 21 is one of the great moments of the Bible.  Peter, the warrior disciple, has […]

A Light on the Hill

Matthew 5:14-16  “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may […]

We are not consumed!

Lamentations 3:22-24  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 say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; there I will wait for him.”   I don’t know of any serious athletes who have not participated in some […]

To whom do you Entrust yourself?

John 2:24  But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men.   NCAA Division 1 college athletes in the United States were polled in 2012 and asked to respond to this statement “My coaches can be trusted”.  The big headline in the news when the results were published two years later […]