Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Something better than Sports

February 16, 2014

“In the more sober years of our fathers, men had something better to live for than silly sports.”

– Charles Spurgeon

 

What are you Winning?

February 15, 2014

“…I do not say, Don’t play games or cricket and so forth. By all means play and enjoy them, giving thanks to Jesus for them. Only take care that games do not become an idol to you as they did to me. What good will it do to anybody in the next world to have been the best player that ever has been? And then think of the difference between that and winning souls for Jesus.”

– C.T. Studd

Have you seen this?

February 14, 2014

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

– Wholehearted devotion to:

1. Sports / Hunting / Trophies
2. Profession / Business
3. Family (kids, “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”)
4. Money
5. Hobby
6. Fun / Entertainment / Video games / Celebrities
7. Animals (pets)
8. Building elaborate chapels
9. Fantasy / Fables
10. Intellectualism
11. etc. (idols)

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

But have you seen this?

– WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION TO JESUS
– ALL ENCOMPASSING LOVE FOR JESUS
– LIVING TO THE GLORY OF GOD
– CROSS BEARING
– GODLINESS
– SUFFERING PERSECUTION
– SELF-DENIAL
– HATING EVEN SELF
– REPROVING UNFRUITFUL WORKS
– PROVING ALL THINGS
– WARNING OF FALSE TEACHERS AND FALSE DOCTRINE
– ALL OUT ABSORPTION IN THE SALVATION OF MAN (PREACHING THE GOSPEL)

Some tell me they just “live it….” (implying they don’t need to obey the command to preach it ). Some kind of “secret Christian” I guess.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

But let’s ask those who say they just “live it” …..

WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE THAT LIVE GODLY?

2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Sports

February 13, 2014

TEN REASONS WHY PITTSBURGH PIRATES OUTFIELDER BILLY SUNDAY SAYS HE LEFT BASEBALL IN 1893:

1. Because it is a life which has an undesirable future.
2. Because it develops a spirit of jealousy and selfishness; one’s whole desires are for personal success regardless of what befalls others.
3. Because it tends to indolence as shown by the fact that few use the five months of unemployed time for study and self-improvement and preparation for future pursuit.
4. Because it is better to benefit mankind than to simply amuse them.
5. Because after one attains to a certain standard of efficiency, there is no more room for development.
6. Because it does not develop one for future usefulness; as illustrated by the fact that many ex-ballplayers are engaged in the saloon business.
7. Because it is a life in which morality is not an essential to success; one may be a consummate rogue and a first-class ballplayer.
8. Because reflections on past “grand stand catches,” “great slides to the plate,” “stolen bases,” and the echo of applauding multitudes are very poor food for consolation.
9. Because I felt called of God to do His service.
10. Because of the anticipated contentment (now realized) which comes to any man who finds himself in the right place.

(USA Today Baseball Weekly, June 8-14, 1994)