SPORTS DEVOS & BIBLE STUDIES
"Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory..." (Psalm 115:1, NLT). My prayer for these sports devotionals and Bible studies is that you and your teammates will truly experience the reality of God's Life-giving Word...the person of JESUS! And in that, God's significance is declared and displayed through your lives. --Julie
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If you have found these resources to be helpful and encouraging to you, I'd love to hear from you. You can email me at Julie@ceisports.org.
· COMPETITION AND THE CHRIST-FOLLOWER [eBooklet]
Is it possible to be a Christ-follower and still be competitive in the world of sports? COMPETITION AND THE CHRIST-FOLLOWER reflects on several characteristics that are true of contagious Christ-followers and considers how these characteristics apply to competition.
· GETTING HIT BY TRIALS (based on the life of Joseph)
~ Looking at the parables of Jesus through the eyes of a coach or athlete... ~
SPORTS BIBLE STUDIES
· SPORTS AS WORSHIP [eBooklet] (based on Romans 12:1)
A big “Thank you!” to Leah O-Brien-Amico, Amber Jackson and Sara Mason for your contributing comments to this Bible Study. Each of you in your own unique way have lived the message of SPORTS AS WORSHIP on (and off) the field and have inspired me to do the same. Keep shining brightly as you life the Name of Jesus high through the incredible gift He has given you! - Julie
SPORTS AS WORSHIP (Free Lulu.com eBook)
· MOVING BEYOND AN ERROR [eBooklet] (based on Philippians -14)
· IS YOUR GAME SECULAR OR SACRED? [eBooklet] (based on 1 Corinthians 10:31)
I absolutely love (Is Your Game Secular or Sacred)! ...This one hit me hard, because I know God has given me the gift of volleyball, therefore I need to use it to glorify His name. Such an inspiring message! Thanks a bunch! (D.W-G)
Did You Catch That?
While the sports world defines success through wins-loses, God defines success in sports as: "Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31)
"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life--your eating, sleeping, going-to-work and walking-around life (your coaching or playing-sports life*)--and place it before God as an offering." (Romans 12:1, Message)
What if Jesus wasn't as interested in the competitions we win or lose as He was in our relationships and how we encourage or hurt one another? How might this perspective change how we interact with our coaches/teammates on and off the field?
"It is not the NATURE of what you do that determines the spirituality of any action, but the ORIGIN of what you do" (Major W. Ian Thomas).
· WHERE ARE YOU IN THE GAME OF LIFE? SPORTS FANS... Where are you in the game of Life? Each of us is on one of these five steps. Which step are you on?
· GOD SPEAKS TODAY: Taking Your Position to Hear, Understand and Act on God's Word