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Topography, Basketball and the Gospel


Jack went to an Ivy League School and was a star on the basketball team and graduated with a degree in topography – that is, the study of mapping. What do basketball and topography have to do with the Gospel? Nothing. Except that years later Jack found himself in Turkey as the pastor of a small congregation. His church by state law was illegal, so he took a job as a semi-pro assistant basketball coach. Since he had a job as a basketball coach, no one suspected he was an illegal pastor. Later, a mission organization in Turkey was establishing churches in rugged unmapped regions of Turkey and Iraq – guess who was available to help? Now, what are the odds of that?


See, God had picked out Jack from before time. He thought basketball had no connection to the Gospel, he thought topography had no connection to the Gospel?

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