Part 3: Participation in sports must be done as worship to God

(3:56 Length)

  • Begin each lesson by reading 1 Corinthians 10:31. “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
  • Discuss the second principle: Participation in sports must be done as worship to God.
  • How is playing sports a context for worship? Read Romans 12:1. “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” How does this verse relate to worshiping God in the context of sports?
  • How is it possible to reflect the character of God in Sports? What might this look like?
  • How does a divine perspective affect how and why we play sports?

Read and discuss the quote from John Frame: “Scripture calls us to glorify God in the everything we do. In one sense, we cannot increase God’s glory. But when our lives image God, others see the presence of God in us. To glorify God is to recognize him as the chief fact of human life. He determines our purpose and governs our lives. Everything we do must take him into account, and whenever we properly take him into account, our actions are right…There is no area of life where we are not called both to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.”

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