Tag Archives: sports in bible

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

Nehemiah 8: 10b This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. In the past, athletes pumping iron to increase strength was commonplace, but it was typically restricted to sports where added size or explosiveness was needed.  Everyone knew that the football team had to pump iron, and in […]

In All Things God Works for the Good

Mark 14: 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled. The word “unprecedented” will quite certainly become one of 2020’s “words of the year”.  It’s difficult to turn on a news broadcast or an interview with a health specialist or politician and not hear that word.  If someone would have suggested a year earlier that every sports […]

Is Sports Your Purpose?

1 Corinthians 10: 31“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Not long after I was born I’m sure my parents scratched their heads wondering where I came from.  They were both active, enjoying hiking and my dad even climbed mountains, but competitive sports didn’t […]

A Consistent Life

2 Timothy 4: 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. The Dana Foundation is a private US philanthropic organization whose goal is to advance brain research.  A study, Mental Preparation of High-Level Athletes (by Kayt Sukel, July 23, 2012) interviewed key […]

Fighting the Right Battles

1 John 5: 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I have frequently seen Christians embark on campaigns against companies for not adhering to “Christian Values”.  Such battles are often fought around holidays where companies choose to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry […]

The Value of Words

Matthew 12: 34b for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. I heard a statistic recently that the average person speaks 16,000 words per day. I found that to be an incredible number.  Do I really speak that many words?  While one would think that sports should have very little to do […]

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 […]