And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!" Acts 14:11 ESV The crowds can be all for you one minute, and the next crying about why don’t you do better. If you believe the fans when say how great you are, you should probably believe them … [Read more...] about Don’t get a big head
There are principles in the scripture that can be applied to athletics. These are quick direct applications. For now, most of them will be applied specifically to basketball, but they can help in other sports too.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works Hebrews 10:24 ESV Something positive usually works better here. The saying “the floggings will continue until morale improves” is funny when it is written on a tee shirt. But it isn’t funny or useful when trying to motivate people. When a team mate makes a good pass … [Read more...] about Encouragement
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. II Timothy 1:7 NIV When you become a Christian and the spirit of God comes in you, you have these three things -- power, love, self-discipline. They are standard equipment on each Christian. You can use them and they will grow stronger, or … [Read more...] about Balance
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. II Corinthians 4:7 ESV We are like jars of clay. Some bigger or shorter, fatter or thinner, but we all have this in common. We can be filled with living water, with Jesus. People can see this and realize that there is something inside … [Read more...] about Jars of Clay
John, one of the 12 apostles that Jesus picked as his main group. He wrote 5 books that are in the Bible. John, I John, II John, III John and Revelation. He lived the longest of the apostles and Jesus set him up as the one to take card of Jesus' mother. In the little letter, I , II, and III John he is very kind but insists that if you say you … [Read more...] about Was John perfect?
But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'" Mark 16:7 NIV Peter said how brave he would be. Then at the various trials after Jesus is arrested he denies that he even knows Jesus. Some of the women go to the tomb to finish the burial process and find the tomb … [Read more...] about And Peter
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" I Corinthians 12:21 Imagine a head with eyes and trying to play basketball. It would roll around once in a while when someone kicked it or the ball hit is. But it would be totally useless. That is what you are likeif you decide you … [Read more...] about Body Parts
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. I Corinthians 13:11 NIV Boys want Do Overs cry when they don't get their way think the loudest wins threaten to take their ball and go home Boys take all the sex that any girl will give … [Read more...] about Boy or Man
Shammua Shaphat Igal Palti These guys were part of a team that Moses put together. Any idea what they did? How about Caleb and Joshua? They were all part of the same team. A team of 12 spies that Moses sent to scout out the land that God told them they would take over. 10 of the guys brought back a report: They are too big … [Read more...] about Know who these guys are?