Tag Archives: sanctification

Maybe You Need “Different”

2 Peter 1:5  For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; What do you look for in a coach?  The list will usually include someone who has integrity, who cares, who is knowledgeable, inspiring etc.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12: 1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” A study was done by physician Bob Goldman in the 1980’s where he began asking elite athletes whether they would take a drug that […]

It Ain’t Easy

Philippians 3:  13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. “Nothing in the world is worth having […]