Part 5: We glorify God in sports by displaying godly character in sports

(7:00 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 practice: We glorify God in sports by displaying godly character in sports.
  • Most athletes care more about winning than about character development. Agree or disagree? Why or why not?
  • What order would you rank the following in order of importance: winning, skill development or displaying godly character. Discuss your answer.
  • Does anyone celebrate godly character? If so, who is this and why do they do so.
  • What are some specific ways you and your teammates can celebrate godliness?
  • What is the danger of only focusing on godliness and ignoring skill development? How do you find the proper balance?
  • There are at least two ways you can display godly character in sports. The Bible teaches that every Christian displays some fruit in their lives. Read John 15:8, “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”

There are two types of fruit—attitude fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) and action fruit (Philippians 1:9-11). Give examples of them in sports.

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