Tag Archives: sin

A Life of Humble Confession

Psalm 51:1b-2 …blot out my transgressions.  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  Imagine playing for a school team.  The coach schedules a Friday night practice for a critical upcoming game, but you’ve been invited to an awesome party that you don’t want to miss.  You rationalize that you know everything […]

Stay on Course

1 John 1: 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. If you have ever participated in, or watched, a cross-country running event you’ll typically see a group of runners start on a big field, sometimes as many as a hundred runners wide.  […]

Abusing His Grace

Romans 6: 1What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By the time an athlete, especially a multi-sport athlete, reaches their late teens or early twenties, it is likely that they have had numerous coaches.  I had many coaches over the years, and they each had very different personalities.  […]

Which Team are You On?

Romans 6:15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Imagine playing on the worst team in the league.  You have horrible teammates, the worst possible coach.  You are guaranteed to lose.  The next season everything turns around and you make the best team in the […]

Repentance not Adjustment

2 Corinthians 7:10a  Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation and leaves no regret… I have always been a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan.  The last time they won a championship (Stanley Cup) was in 1967, months before I came onto this earth.  In baseball, fans of the Cubs (who finally saw victory in 2016), […]

The Lost Art of Denial

Matthew 16: 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Serious athletes understand the concept of denying yourself of things you desire, particularly food.  The Krispy Kreme doughnut sign may be screaming out your name, but you battle your mind […]

Your Body is a Temple

Mark 11:  15On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. The average person certainly requires some level of fitness and dexterity to take on most jobs whether that be working construction, or serving tables.  Few professions, however, are as dependent on their body as […]

Come to Me

Matthew 11: 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Athletic injuries are just a part of the landscape for an athlete.  Preventative measures can often minimise injuries, but I have as yet to meet an elite athlete who has not had to overcome at least minor injuries.  […]

Forgiveness

Matthew 6: 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. I recently heard the most incredible story of forgiveness.  I know that I can forgive people for what they do to me, but as a father the biggest challenge is if someone does something to harm my […]