Sermon Quotes: "Sports"

“Our personal life is a finite thing: it is limited in every direction, in space, in time, in knowledge, in power. But God is not limited. He is eternal, infinite and almighty. He has us in his hands; we never have him in ours. Like us, he is personal; but unlike us he is great. The Bible never lets us lose sight of God’s majesty and his unlimited dominion over all his creatures.” J.I. Packer

“As God’s image, we are made to reflect God’s glory back to him. So Scripture calls us to glorify God in everything we do (I Cor. 10:31). 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. There is no area of life where we are not called both to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” John Frame

“The gifts we receive from God's hand ought to be invitations to gratitude.” John Calvin

“The enjoyment is incomplete an somehow seems stolen until it expresses itself in gratitude to God.” Leland Ryken

“Competition is fundamentally good and provides many opportunities for glorifying God but also many temptations to sin.” Wayne Grudem

“When viewed through the lens of Scripture we will see that sport is more than a game, less than a god, and when transformed by the gospel can be received as a gift.” Jeremy Treat