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Don’t Waste Your Sports, Part 10: Application Questions For Athletes

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22

  • The gospel is the center of what we believe as Christians. If someone asked you to explain the gospel, how would you explain it? What is the problem? What is the solution? (Hint: check out Romans 3:10–26 or 1 Corinthians 15:3–4.)
  • Does your passion for sports exceed your passion for the Savior, your church, your family?
  • In an average week, how much time do you invest in sports, and how much time do you invest in reading Scripture and participating in your local church?
  • What is your plan for consistently reading and studying Scripture?
  • Is it possible to be both competitive and humble at the same time? How so?
  • It’s easier to tear others down than build them up. What are some ways you currently encourage your teammates and your coach? If you don’t, what are some ways to begin doing this?
  • Sports become ugly when we are jealous of another athlete’s ability. What are some ways you are tempted to jealousy? Take time to think about ways you can encourage teammates you might be tempted to be jealous of.
  • Has a coach ever pointed out something that helped you become a better athlete? What is the value in receiving feedback from those who could see your blind spots?
  • So you’ve reached the end of this series of posts. Now step back and think of one thing you want to begin doing the next practice or game. Write it on a piece of paper and keep this in your Bible. Pray for grace to grow in this area.

Enjoying Don’t Waste Your Sports? Get more:
Buy the booklet.
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Other posts in this series:

  1. Sports At Their Best—And Worst
  2. What Are Sports Really For?
  3. Meeting God Before the Opening Tip
  4. Play to the Glory of God
  5. The Grateful Athlete
  6. The Humble Athlete
  7. The Servant Athlete
  8. Sports Idols
  9. Your Next Game
  10. Application Questions for Athletes

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