Tag Archives: athletics in bible

What’s Your Purpose?

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Chariots of Fire is the powerful 1981 movie that follows the life of two British track athletes and their competition at the 1924 Olympics.  It is probably best known for Eric Liddell, a devout […]

Suffering for a Little While

1 Peter 1: 3-7 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  If you have competed in sports you understand the concept of feeling uncomfortable.  Whether it’s doing a core workout, hill workout, or running lines, I’m certain you remember the […]

In All Things God Works for the Good

Mark 14: 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled. The word “unprecedented” will quite certainly become one of 2020’s “words of the year”.  It’s difficult to turn on a news broadcast or an interview with a health specialist or politician and not hear that word.  If someone would have suggested a year earlier that every sports […]

Be Still and Know

Psalm 46: 10a He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;” In the late 18th century Norwegian border patrol troops used their free time by combining their top two skills – shooting guns and cross-country skiing.  They created a competition to see who could ski the fastest and shoot most accurately.  They called the […]

What’s your Obsession?

Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Few would argue with the statement that “for many, sport is an obsession”.  Such obsessions are manifested in many ways.  There are countless parents who are obsessed with their children becoming great athletes, […]

Grumbling Against God

Numbers 11: 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” There is one concept in professional sports that I have a really tough time understanding – salary renegotiation.  I’ve seen it numerous […]

Beauty is Fleeting

Isaiah 53: 2bHe had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Take a look at the headlines in sports or fitness magazines:  “Beautiful Athletes” or “Gorgeous Athlete Bodies”.  ESPN publishes an annual Body Issue which glorifies the bodies of elite athletes.  You’d have to be […]

A Consistent Life

2 Timothy 4: 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. The Dana Foundation is a private US philanthropic organization whose goal is to advance brain research.  A study, Mental Preparation of High-Level Athletes (by Kayt Sukel, July 23, 2012) interviewed key […]