Tag Archives: Sports Devotional

Are You a Rebel?

Numbers 16:  1 Korah…and certain Reubinites…became insolent and rose up against Moses. Numbers 16 documents the story of three leaders in the Israelite camp, Korah, Dathan and Abiram, who stir up a rebellion against Moses.  Korah was the great grandson of Levi and, as a Levite, Korah was responsible for temple worship.  We are told that […]

Do They Even Know Your Name?

Acts 19:  15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” In most sporting matches or sporting events there are a few athletes who stand out in the crowd.  When I used to participate in triathlons, Nordic ski races or running races, there was always […]

To Teach with Authority

Matthew 7: 28-29  When Jesus had finished saying these things the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. These verses in Matthew 7 are the concluding commentary to the Sermon on the Mount, the scriptural account of Jesus’ teaching to the […]

We are not Consumed!

Lamentations 3:22-23  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I don’t know of any serious athletes who have not participated in some form of interval workout, whether it is a “beep test”, “running suicides”, “farklek workout”, or more […]

I Call It Time Well Spent

John 6:66  From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. Famous Canadian Ice Hockey player Sydney Crosby starred in a number of Reebok commercials, but one remains engrained in my mind, “RBK Crosby’s Childhood Commercial: I am what I am”.  In this commercial Crosby recounts numerous childhood memories that […]

Greater love has no one than this…

John 15:  12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. The Olympics can be a wonderful stage for book-worthy stories.  The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia are no exception.  One such story comes from the Canadian […]