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Rugby to NFL

Discussion Questions:

  1. Coming to the NFL from playing Rugby in Australia brings a certain level of adversity. What is some of the greatest adversity you’ve faced in your athletic career?
  2. Jarryd Hayne tweeted “IT ALWAYS WORKS OUT” after making the San Francisco 49ers roster. Does believing in Jesus mean you’ll automatically achieve the goals you’re shooting for in athletics? Why or why not?
  3. Read the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30.
    1. “Talents” are opportunities given to us by God according to our abilities.
    2. How did fear impact the way the servant with the one talent handled the opportunity?
  4. Read more about fear in 1 John 4:18. What does the perfect love of Christ have the power to do with fear? Why?
  5. Read more about this love in 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.
    1. What does it mean that “one has died for all” at the end of verse 14?
    2. What is the desired outcome of that death at the end of verse 15?
    3. As stated at the beginning of verse 14, how would being controlled by the love of Christ lead to the action of taking risks?
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