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Theasaurus: Athletics

16 Bible Verses about Athletics

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Galatians 2:2

I went up according to a revelation and presented to them the gospel I preach among the Gentiles—but privately to those recognized as leaders—so that I might not be running, or have run the race, in vain.

1 Timothy 1:18-19

Timothy, my son, I am giving you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies previously made about you, so that by them you may strongly engage in battle, having faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and have suffered the shipwreck of their faith.

2 Timothy 2:4-5

No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter. Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize. Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away. Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. read more.
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. There is reserved for me in the future the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing.

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Athletics » The Christian life compared to a foot-race » Striving for the prize

Galatians 2:2

I went up according to a revelation and presented to them the gospel I preach among the Gentiles—but privately to those recognized as leaders—so that I might not be running, or have run the race, in vain.

Athletics » The Christian life compared to a foot-race » Hindrances to the runner

Athletics » The Christian life compared to a foot-race » Pressing toward the goal

Athletics » The Christian life compared to a foot-race » The home stretch

Athletics » The Christian life compared to a foot-race » The prize won

Athletics » The Christian life compared to a foot-race » Stripping for the contest

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