Tag Archives: salvation

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.  […]

The Way

John 14: 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. The crowd gathered at the St. Louis Olympic stadium in 1904 and cheered excitedly as the first competitor crossed the finish line.  It was American Fred Lorz who claimed the crown of Olympic champion in the grandest […]

Disqualified

1 Corinthians 9:  26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize We had the privilege this week […]

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 […]

Boast About This

Galatians 6:  14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. In 1991 after breaking Lou Brock’s Major League Baseball (MLB) record by stealing his 937th base, Oakland Athletics’ Ricky Henderson addressed both Brock and the crowd by saying: […]

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 […]