Why should we even think about sharing our faith with our sports friends?
How do we actually go about sharing our faith with our sports mates?
We love to share good news. So why do we sometimes find it hard to share the Good News of the gospel?
How does what I read in the Bible fit together with how I play my sport?
Your story, my story, His story.
If we are to tell people about the gospel, we need to know what the gospel is and how to explain it clearly.
People watch our actions and often determine who or what we are by what they see. What does your behaviour in your sports club say about who you now are in Christ?
Although some of us may have had bad experiences of hearing the gospel explained in a public setting, in Romans 10 we see that God uses people to proclaim His word and He uses His proclaimed word to save people.
The commandment to ‘go and make disciples’ is daunting. It is important to grasp the difference between our role and God’s role in pointing people to Jesus and to leave Him with the results.
A key question to ask whenever we reflect on a competitive situation is not ‘did I win or lose?’ but ‘did I glorify God in my attitude and actions?’ This is easier said than done, so how can we do it well?
What is it that motivates you to stand out as a Christian competing in the world of sport?
What stops you from praying for your sports friends?
In order to be good witnesses to our sports friends, we need to invest time in them.
When sportspeople ask questions, we want to try and do more than just simply answer them and move on. Often there is something behind their initial question, motivating it, often hiding a deeper heart issue.
Competition is an important part of sport but how are we to view our opponents? Without opponents, our sport wouldn’t exist. But how do we ‘love’ them as our neighbour rather than hate them as our enemy in opposition?
How should I view my sporting talents and achievements as a Christian?
To make disciples of the vast world of sport is a huge challenge that can feel daunting and overwhelming. What’s our motivation for such a task?
There will always be disappointment in sport. Someone always loses - and that is not taking into account injury, being dropped, not improving, etc. But how we navigate these as Christians in competitive sport is an important witness to our faith in Christ.
How are we to understand a godly attitude towards sports officials?
God’s Word is powerful, and it will do His work in the lives of sportspeople. It is still today our greatest tool for bringing people to Christ in the world of sport.
How do we handle pressure as a Christian?
We are often caught between Sunday services and sporting events as, more and more, sport in our culture clashes with timings of church. How do we get the balance right?
It’s great when a sports friend wants to become a Christian, especially if this is off the back of reading the Bible with them. However, we want to make sure our sports friends are ready to take this commitment and fully understand what they are committing to.
How do we best approach the off-season as Christians?
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