Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 1 Corinthians 9:24
Sports has been around for millennia. Scripture even uses athletic analogies to make spiritual points (e.g. 1 Corinthians 9, Hebrews 12, 1 Timothy 4). The discipline, training, self-restraint, focus, and perseverance that sports demands provides fertile ground for the revealing and development of character.
And yet sports can be perilous. Motivations are often self-centered. The desire to win can be obsessive and the fear of losing paralyzing. Pride, anger, greed, and envy often reveal their ugly heads. Families find out the hard way that sports can quickly overwhelm their schedules and lead to ungodly attitudes and actions.
Is there a way to pursue sports in a way that is pleasing to God? How can a Christian athlete bring his/her faith in Christ to the training and competition?
Wes Neal will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss how to do sports God’s way. Wes is the author of the classic book, Handbook on Athletic Perfection, that we highly recommend for every Christian athlete and family (click here to preview and purchase).
Additional Resource: Watch some of Wes Neal’s speaking videos