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Strong Words Build Unity

AthleteWord: Champions rely on EXPLOSIVE POWER to develop the ability to speak POWERFULLY.   STRENGTH WORK Ephesians 4:25-32 Is it wrong to use profanity?  Are there specific curse words that are sinful?  Most of the words we classify in this category are not addressed in the Bible, so we must reason from the principles found […]

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Wearing the Team Jersey

AthleteWord: When you commit to the RIGHT team, you NEVER want to leave! STRENGTH WORK Matthew 22:1-14 Take your mind back to the team events at the Games. The athletes ran out of the tunnel as their team name was announced. They were thrilled to represent their team! But what if we witnessed the unimaginable? […]

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The Challenge to Choose Suffering Over Sin

I was recently challenged to complete “Michael,” a Hero workout. “Michael” honors Navy Lieutenant Michael McGreevy who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. The workout involves three 800-meter runs among other things, but the runs are the most challenging part for me because… I despise running. Nearing the turn-around point of the third […]

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Champions Compete for One More Rep

AthleteWord: “But we do not belong to those who SHRINK BACK and are destroyed, but to those who have FAITH and are saved.” – Hebrews 10:39 NIV READ Hebrews 11:17-19 REFLECT Competitors move! They fight through workouts for one more rep. They strive to improve technique, strength, and efficiency so they can achieve one more […]

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Defined by what we Compete For

AthleteWord: “These all died in faith, not having receive the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar” – Hebrews 11:13 ESV READ Hebrews 11:13-16 REFLECT Competitors strive to win the prize by enduring strict training in a gym a long way from the arena.  They wake up every day with their […]