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  • Spiritual Athletics

    Contributed by James May on Sep 24, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    6 points to remember as we run this race toward Heaven.

    Spiritual Athletics By Pastor Jim May Most of us have watched the Olympics on TV. We have watched as the athletes competed in all sorts of contests. Regardless of their area of competition, every athlete had to pay a high price to get to the Olympics. I know a young man who had such a more

  • Athletic Gospel

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Feb 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    A Good Turn Daily is easier said than done - make sure you take care of your fitness and prayerlife first. Create for yourself a daily personal victory, because we need tons of perishable wreaths to feel good.

    NIKE - Shoe - Goddess of victory - well known to the people of Corinth - A little odd for us at church, because typically we would prefer humbleness and such, Jesus teaching: many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. - 1John 5:4 What does our faith give us overcoming the more

  • Athletic Metaphors By Paul

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 5, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    What was it that made the difference in Paul’s life? His conversion was dynamic. But, there have been other dynamic conversions that have not resulted in the kind of life that Paul lived. The Holy Spirit was powerfully at work within him. But the Holy Sp

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: Sometimes in my life a kind of “melancholy of the soul settles over me.” I feel like retreating into a cave and not coming out for a long, long time. When that pessimism of spirit comes over me, I take great inspiration from a man who left his footprints all more

  • Soldiers,athletes, And Farmers Series

    Contributed by Douglas Dudley on May 17, 2005
    based on 71 ratings


    Soldiers, Athletes, and Farmers Text: 2nd Timothy, Chapter 2:1-13 Introduction. N 2nd Timothy 1:14, Paul tells Timothy to “guard the Truth”. The Truth is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul wrote this letter to Timothy from a prison cell; and, he was going to be put to death in a very more

  • The Soldier, The Athlete, And The Farmer

    Contributed by Chad Ballard on Jan 31, 2002
    based on 83 ratings

    Examples of serving God.

    The Soldier, The Athlete, and The Farmer 2Timothy 2:1-6 I. Turn to 2 Timothy 2: 1-6 STOP AND PRAY 2 Timothy is usually considered a book that really speaks to the issues that come with being an effective minister for Christ But this particular passage really speaks to the issue of more

  • Soldiers, Athletes And Farmers

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Mar 22, 2007
    based on 15 ratings

    Paul talks about three occupations - soldiers, athletes and farmers. He says that these occupations provide great object lessons for the successful Christian. There are facets of these occupations that the Christian needs to mimic on a spiritual plane in

    In our passage, today, Paul talks about three occupations - soldiers, athletes and farmers. He says that these occupations provide great object lessons for the successful Christian. There are facets of these occupations that the Christian needs to mimic on a spiritual plane in order to be more

  • Being A Soldier, Athlete, And A Farmer

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on May 24, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    A message from 2 Timothy about what God expect from us after He gifts and calls us.

    Introduction Paul here is giving Timothy some instructions as a father in the ministry. He makes an analogy between three areas of life compared to being a Christian. I believe that Paul does this to help Timothy understand the using of his gift of pasturing. This can also be applied to 1) more

  • Gold Medal Training Series

    Contributed by John Gullick on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    A sermon that compares athletic training with training for the Christian life.

    Training 1Timothy chapter 3 verse.16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.MT 5:1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. more

  • Focus On Your Hero Series

    Contributed by W F on Sep 21, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    If we want to become an elite spiritual athlete, we must focus on our hero – Jesus Christ (Part 2 "How To Be An Elite Spiritual Athlete").

    HOW TO BE AN ELITE SPIRITUAL ATHLETE PART 2 “Focus on your Hero” Hebrews 12:2-3 INTRODUCTION We’re talking about how to be an elite spiritual athlete. We all know how important it is to stay in shape physically, and it’s no less important for us to pay attention to our spiritual condition. more

  • Spirit Of A Hero

    Contributed by Jerry Pawloski on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Running the Race in Corinthians 9: 23-27 and the spirit of the athlete and the spirit of the Christian.

    Title: Spirit of a Hero Text: 1 Corinthians 9: 23-27 Background The Corinthian culture to which Paul was speaking was worse than any Liberty Avenue or port town that we can think of today. It was a hub of international trade. People of from all over the word passed through this sea port more

  • Run To Win Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Jul 5, 2006
    based on 26 ratings

    All Christians should discipline themselves spiritually like athletes training for a contest.

    In business, school, athletics, you name it – those who succeed are those who discipline themselves to perform the tasks that are necessary for success. And the same is true in our spiritual lives. Although we celebrate the fact that our salvation is not something we can earn – it’s important for more

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    Contributed by David Crank on Sep 12, 2011
    based on 15 ratings

    Your personal best requires that you take on the mindset of an athlete. An athlete runs to win. They exercise disciplines for the win when the door opens for opportunity. They sacrifice for what they believe in.

    Everyone has heard the phrase “Practice makes perfect” or at least I think they have. It’s such an old adage, I’m not sure if anyone knows who said it first. Regardless of who coined the phrase, the Bible is full of wisdom concerning this very notion of practice and results. more

  • The Complete Picture Of A Believer

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 16, 2002
    based on 208 ratings

    In II Timothy Paul presents the believer as: a Son, a Steward, a Soldier, an Athlete, a Farmer, a Worker, a Vessel, and a Servant

    The Complete Picture Of A Believer II Tim. 2 Introduction II Timothy is Paul’s last will and testament to his spiritual son Timothy. Writing from a Roman prison cell, Paul imparts his final words of wisdom and encouragement to Timothy who is ministering in the midst of hardship and opposition more

  • What Is The Goal Of A Disciple? Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Oct 24, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    The GOAL: make disciples who will make disciples What it will take: The Dedication of a Soldier; the Discipline of an Athlete; the Diligence of a Farmer

    Discipleship Series # 6 (#5 unavailable) What is the Goal of a Disciple? II Timothy 2:1-6 SCRIPTURE READING: II Timothy 2:1-6 INTRODUCTION: David Glass was the CEO of the Wal-Mart from 1988 – 2000. Back in 1962, he heard that a guy named Sam Walton was about to hold the grand more

  • Training For The Gold In Life

    Contributed by Brad Rigney on Feb 24, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    This sermon relates the neccessary training by athletes in the Olympics to the need to be Trained by God’s Word in our lives.

    Going for the Gold in Life 1Cor. 9:24-27, 2Tim. 3:16-17 By Pastor Brad Rigney Olympic Stories – from the Torino Games. Leading up to the necessity for these athletes to Train. What do we need to Go for the Gold in Life? Motivation of Love, 1John 4:7-21 Faith; active and persevering, more