Victory

We can learn so many lessons about God and life from sports.  The most important lesson is that no matter how dark the night, no matter how hard the fight, we can always win.  We can always pull an upset. We can always comeback. God can turn any situation around.  Sports comebacks are numerous.  Michael Cahill writes, “there are few things in sports that capture the attention, and the memory, of sports fans more than a comeback. It’s the story that fans share, the experience that can make an ordinary game an extraordinary moment. There is nothing more exhilarating than seeing the odds stacked against a team only to watch it pull off the impossible.”

The game is life, and life is “the game”.  Our opponents are Satan, our own flesh, and this evil world. While the game of life is nothing to play with, the analogy is worth studying.  We play or live to win. And how do we win?  The Bible tells us that “every child of God can obey him, defeating sin and evil pleasure by trusting Christ to help him. But who could possibly fight and win this battle except by believing that Jesus is truly the Son of God?”   (New Century Version)  In other words, “everyone who is a child of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world — our faith.  So the one who wins against the world is the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” (The Living Bible). Continue reading

Champions & The Championship

Championships are won at high price and heavy cost.  Championships are earned by those who are willing to endure great sacrifice.  Championships are claimed after the fulfillment of a number of prerequisites.  The road to the championship begins long before the first game of the season, and starts with desire and determination.

A championship is a series of competitions or contests to determine a champion.  In order to be a champion, you must first be victorious, and then you can graduate to triumphant.  Victors win, champions triumph.  Athletically speaking, many can win, but only a few can triumph.

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Jimmy Valvalno’s 1993 ESPY Speach

Coach Jimmy Valvano gave one of the most sensational, inspirational and motivational speaches EVER at the 1993 ESPY’s. He coached the NC State Wolfpack to a miraculous win in the 1984 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament with a ragtag, no name bunch of bandits and will forever be loved and remembered for this remarkable, unprecediented, upset, comeback, Cinderalla victory.

But Jimmy V will mosly be remembered for this speach. It’s worth watching again an dagain. 

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Powerful Inspirational about Sports, God and Life