Wednesday, September 30, 2009

You Must Be Born Again!


John 3:1-36
For those who attended the FCA Leadership Workshop, you might remember David Powlison's statement, “Don’t ever degenerate into giving advice unconnected to the good news of Jesus crucified, alive, present, at work, and returning.” This week's lesson is a good example of a group of religious leaders (Pharisees) that made this mistake. The Pharisees had made their religion ritualized and external. Having unchanged hearts, they replaced true religion with mere behavior modification and ritual. Remember that FCA is NOT just about providing “good advice.” Instead, we must always put first the “good news” before any good advice. Otherwise, our athletes will replace true religion with behavior modifcation and ritual like the Pharisees. Be sure to help your athletes understand the difference between true faith and religious behavior. You can download the lesson here. and the study guide here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Will Henry on Audience

Following the Huskers 55-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette, Husker receiver Will Henry talked about the proper audience for a Christian athlete in sports. You can download the lesson here.
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Ron Brown on Audience

Following the Huskers 55-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette, Husker Tight End Coach Ron Brown talked about the proper audience for a Christian athlete or coach in sports. You can download the lesson here.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sports in Focus Lesson Two


John 1:19-2:25

This week, you will be covering a lot of territory with plenty of important theological truths. Be sure to highlight the context of the passage and the keys to the text. Don't feel like you need to cover every single question. Because of time constraints, you might need to use only a few of the questions so you have enough time to cover the application point or the character quality of loyalty.

Here is the application point based upon Jesus' example during the wedding at Cana: When approaching your training or work schedule, be flexible when you need to change your plans to serve others without compromising your previous commitment. Jesus was able to remain loyal to his mother without compromising His public ministry.

You can download the entire lesson here. The leader's guide includes valuable commentary on the passage and can be downloaded here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Khiry Cooper on Consistency

Husker receiver Khiry Cooper talked about the character trait of consistency. You can download the lesson here.
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Ron Brown on Consistency

Husker Tight End Coach Ron Brown talked about the character trait of consistency. You can download here.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Be Like David...Not Like Mike

Voddie Baucham reflects on the two speeches given by David Robinson and Michael Jordan at this year's NBA Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Josh Reynolds
Central-Northeast Nebraska FCA

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sports in Focus Lesson One

This week's Sports in Focus study is John 1:1-18. You can download the lesson here and the leader guide here. I also recommend using an ESV Study Bible or MacArthur Study Bible. These are excellent resources that will provide extra insights into the Bible verses. The Apostle John's purpose for writing this gospel was evangelistic. He wrote, "but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name" (John 20:31). John wrote his gospel about 50 years after the death of Christ (80 to 90 AD). His book focused on Jesus being the Son of God. Today's Sports in Focus point is based upon John the Baptist serving as a forerunner for Jesus Christ. John's role was to prepare the way for Christ. Often players and assistant coaches find themselves in a similar support role. They might not be the starter but they need to pursue their role with all the heart (see Colossians 3:23).

Monday, September 14, 2009

Khiry Cooper on Winning God's Way

Following the Huskers 38-9 win over Arkansas State, Husker receiver Khiry Cooper talked about God's way of winning for the Christian athlete. You can download the lesson here. video

Ron Brown on Winning God's Way

Following the Huskers 38-9 win over Arkansas State, Husker receivers coach Ron Brown talked about God's way of winning for the Christian coach and athlete. You can download the lesson here.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Ron Brown on God's Goal

Following the Huskers 49-3 win over Florida Atlantic, Husker receivers coach Ron Brown talked about God's goal for the Christian coach and athlete. You can download the lesson here.
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Matt May on God's Goal

Following the Huskers 49-3 win over Florida Atlantic, linebacker Matt May talked about God's goal for the Christian athlete. Prior to the game, 5,000 Matt May player cards which included his faith and football facts were distributed by FCA. You can download the lesson here.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Husker Matt May

This week FCA will be distributing 5,000 Matt May football cards at the Nebraska home opener. Here is a pregame interview with linebacker Matt May. Catch the postgame interview next Monday morning on this blog!