Contributed on Mar 5, 2012
Are you sitting the bench, or are you on the floor playing for your master? (Features videos of Jeremy Lin and his faith). Consider the common Bible and Basketball themes in this sermon.
OPEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUViw41Q7Hs&feature=related (We used the first 2:17 minutes of this online video. It’s a series of highlights of Jeremy Lin’s powerful game-winning performance against the New Jersey Nets February 4th, 2012) What you just observed is called ...read more
Contributed on Mar 12, 2012
In basketball there’s a "triple threat" stance than can make an offensive player an effective threat to the opposing team. In the same way, Jesus models a "triple threat" for us that can make us effective for His kingdom. What is that triple threat, and h
OPEN: (We began the sermon by showing portions of two separate videos by Michael Jordan describing the “Triple Threat” stance and how it works. The first video we showed the first 17 seconds of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqHAut0qI10&feature=related. We followed that clip with the last few ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2012
There were 5 men on the floor praying and fasting for God’s will. What do these 5 tell us about working together as a team for God? And what principles can help us change the world as they did?
OPEN: Yesterday was “St. Patrick’s Day. So, in honor of that special day, I thought I’d share this video clip with you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8lEhiHw0Dg&feature=related From 4:04 to 6:17 What you’ve seen were just A FEW of the final minutes of the 1963 championship game between the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 26, 2012
A great basketball player knows where the goal is at and continually practices until his body instinctively know how to put the basket through the hoop. Knowing where the goal is important in any sport... and it’s important in Christianity as well.
OPEN: We opened with a youtube video that highlighted the basketball career of Bill Bradley. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_BJg4rhFNs (24 second begin… 3:25 end) In 1964, Bill Bradley was captain of the Olympic Basketball team that won gold at Tokyo. In 1965, his senior year at Princeton ...read more