Finding Fellowship

“And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God and he is eternal life.” –...

You Can’t Fake It

Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasures in heaven. Then come follow me.” – Mark 10:21 “Give me...

Titles

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21 Titles often command great respect. The President of the United States is considered to be the most powerful person in the world. Many...

Strength Through Weakness

“You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength.” – Judges 7:2 It was impossible to contain my excitement as the ten mighty warriors climbed on the...

Face to Face

“And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads.” – Revelation 22:4 Can you remember that special feeling you had when you met one of your childhood heroes for the first time? The face to face encounter was almost too much to take in. I...

Uncomfortable

The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied. John 4:15-16 Have you ever had an uncomfortable moment? As a...

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

“As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw the Egyptians coming after them. Then the Israelites were terrified and cried out to the Lord for help.” – Exodus 14:10 As coaches, it’s not unusual to find ourselves in tight spots during competition. How we...

Represent

Represent

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ’s behalf, ‘Be reconciled to God.’” – 2 Corinthians 5:20 As coaches, we often remind our athletes that they aren’t just playing for themselves. It was a regular...

Team Meeting

Team Meeting

“Woe to you experts in the law! You have taken away the key to knowledge! You didn’t go in yourselves, and you hindered those who were going in.” – Luke 11:52 We all know about the team meeting. When things aren’t going well, the coach gathers his or her players...

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

“I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 Kay Yow left a legacy! The legendary women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University won 737 games, coached her teams to four Atlantic Coast Conference tournament...

Dedication

Dedication

“Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this to you also. In any case, we should live up to whatever (truth) we have attained. Join in imitating me, brothers, and observe those who live...

100%

100%

“Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24 100%! As coaches, we’re always asking our athletes to give their all when they compete. Rarely do we get it. I remember...

Be Wise

Be Wise

“A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to council is wise.” – Proverbs 12:15 I was in my first year as a head coach and wanted to do things the right way. However, the varsity player was testing my patience. He was consistently late for practice...

God’s Standard

God’s Standard

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’...

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

“For we are God’s co-workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. According to God’s grace that was given to me, as a skilled builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds on it, because no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid—that is,...

Marriage

Marriage

“Marriage must be respected by all, the marriage bed kept undefiled, because Godwill judge immoral people and adulterers.”– Hebrews 13:4 As coaches, we have a lot on our minds. Our lives are a never-ending merry-go-round of duties and responsibilities. Everyone and...