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Theasaurus: Athletics

16 Bible Verses about Athletics

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Galatians 2:2

But I went up by revelation and communicated unto them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who seemed to be of repute, to not run, or have run, in vain.

1 Timothy 1:18-19

This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, so that according to past prophecies regarding thee, that thou by them might war a good warfare; holding fast faith and a good conscience, which some, having cast away, have shipwrecked in their faith,

2 Timothy 2:4-5

No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier. And also if anyone contends in public contest, he is not crowned, except he contends legitimately.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Know ye not that those who run in a race indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it. And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we, an incorruptible one. I therefore so run, not as unto an uncertain thing; so I fight, not as one that beats the air;read more.
but I keep my body under, and bring it into subjection, lest preaching to others, I myself should become reprobate.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not as though I had already attained it, either were already perfect, but I follow after, if I may lay hold of that for which I have also been laid hold of by the Christ, Jesus. Brethren, I do not reckon to have laid hold of it yet, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and extending myself unto those things which are ahead, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith; from now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me only, but unto all those also that have loved his appearing.

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

Galatians 2:2

But I went up by revelation and communicated unto them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who seemed to be of repute, to not run, or have run, 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