Tag Archives: christian teamwork

They’re all Team Sports

Ephesians 5: 25bjust as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her Early on I competed in team sports, but I came to a place where I was frustrated with the effort I saw around me and wanted more control over the outcome; something I could fully own – good or bad. This […]

Alone and Depressed?

Romans 12: 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” Having made the transition from team sports to individual sports in my late teens, I was very intrigued by the title of this German study:  Individual Athletes More Prone to Depression, Researchers Find.  Professor Juergen Beckmann, of the Technical University of Munich, presented research […]

To-Don’t List

Hebrews 10: 25not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. I saw a brief clip interviewing elderly ladies; each asked what they would do-over if they had the chance.  I have learned over the years to perk up […]

On God’s Team

Luke 14 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. To join any legitimate sports team, there needs to be team rules and regulations.  The athlete has to understand what the expectations are of them […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Great Value of Team

Proverbs 27:17  As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.    As an avid trail runner I enjoy reading various articles about running, and particularly training regimens.  Recently I read an article about the value of team training.  The article followed various athletes, from the casual to the elite, and they shared their […]

Refreshing the Spirit

1 Corinthians 16: 17-18 17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition. Anyone who has competed in endurance races like 10k’s, marathons, triathlons and the like, probably understand the intense feeling of thirst.  A short […]

Better than a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give youa sign: The virginwill conceive and give birth to a son, andwill call him Immanuel Robert Merton, a 20th century sociologist, is credited as coining the expression “self-fulfilling prophecy” which is “in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false […]