We can draw Spiritual Lessons From Football to help us get the gospel out…
1 Corinthians 9:24-27… Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
25Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
26Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
There are various spiritual lessons that we can observe from Scripture that we see in the game of football.
The first of Spiritual lessons is that Jesus is supposed to be our Quarterback.
The Quarterback is the one that is calling the plays. Because of where He is standing and His ability to see everything that is going on, no one questions Him. Only He can see everything.
When we decline to pay attention to what God says, we will end up in a bad place. It is important to know His voice.
The second of spiritual lessons is that a passing play is when the ball is thrown to someone in the field. It is important that the Quarterback and Receiver work together at all times. The Receiver runs without looking back; expecting the ball where he is supposed to be.
We are supposed to run our path fully believing God to get us there- for He will.
There are spiritual lessons that we learn with football plays…
- Hail Mary is a miracle play. The odds are so far against it succeeding, you cannot look away. God says trust Him and He will get you where you need to be.
- Fumbles are when the ball is dropped. We need to exercise discipline by knowing the plays and never letting go.
- A Hand-Off is when the player passes the ball off to another. The Running Back is setting up the other for success. As Christians we need to prepare the next generation to carry the ball as well.
The third of spiritual lessons is Half-Time. The players now take a break to review the first half of the game. It is time to take a look at what worked and what did not- and adjust accordingly.
You, too, have half-times in your life. What do you need to improve your spiritual game? You may need to change things up because you need Jesus in your life.