Tags: Body of Christ

Getting It Together    

For the people of Cleveland, “The Return of the King” was not just the name of the final movie in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. It was the return of LeBron James to the ranks of their beloved Cavaliers. In spite of the lofty expectations his return brought to their season, the Cavs began…

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When You Feel Alone

Cornerback may be the toughest position in all of professional football. It is not merely a matter of the skills needed or the challenges faced—it is because cornerbacks are so utterly exposed. Most of the time, NFL corners are asked to match up against the opposition’s best receivers, and to do so one-on-one. Sure, there…

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The Whole Package

One of the ads run on TV in advance of the All Star was promoting baseball’s best player, Mike Trout of the LA Angels. The promo said that Trout, “Hits like Mickey. Runs like Rickey. Fields like Willie.” By the way, that would be Mickey Mantle, Rickey Henderson, and Willie Mays. To call that high…

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The Global Show

For football (Americans should read soccer here) fans around the world, one of the biggest events in world sport begins this week in Brazil—the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The best footballers in the world have stepped away from their club teams and will now represent their countries playing the world’s most popular sport on the…

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All Hands on Deck

With tomorrow night’s NFL matchup between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars, we move into the fourth and final quarter of the NFL season. This means two things: First, everyone is injured. We are at the point of the season where every player has some kind of knick or wobble or bother that keeps…

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The Fraternity

With the beginning of the college basketball season approaching, we once again enter what, for many sports fans, is the very best time of the year. For many, no sport is better or more exciting than college hoops—and for them the long wait is finally over. What I find so interesting about college basketball is…

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Giving God Your Talent

In sports, one of the most powerful realities we can ever face is the challenge to function as a part of a team. Why? First of all, it requires us to take our personal goals and desires and subjugate them to the goals and the desires of the group. Second, it requires us to yield…

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Battling Discouragement

We are in the heart of March Madness, where the best college basketball teams in the country play in one of the most exciting tournaments in sports to determine the national championship. It is a tourney that boasts of the great squads from Duke, Indiana, Syracuse, Michigan State, UConn, North Carolina, and Kansas on an…

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Team Chemistry

The Bronx Zoo New York Yankees of the 1980s were almost more noted for their in-house squabbles and brawls than for their on-field play. That tension and friction between players, and sometimes players and coaches, even flared up in the dugout in view of fans, opponents, and television cameras. There seemed to be more conflict…

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Becoming a Team Player

Sam Snead was one of the greatest golfers of all time, and continues today to hold the record for most career victories in professional golf—a daunting 82 victories, including 7 major championship titles. “Slammin’ Sammy” won his final PGA Tour event in 1965 when, at the age of 53, he captured the Greater Greensboro Open….

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