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16 Bible Verses about Athletics

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Galatians 2:2

Now I went up [there] because of a revelation and laid out to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles, but in private to the influential people, lest somehow I was running, or had run, in vain.

1 Timothy 1:18-19

I am setting before you this instruction, Timothy [my] child, in accordance with the prophecies spoken long ago about you, in order that by them you may fight the good fight, having faith and a good conscience, which some, [because they] have rejected [these], have suffered shipwreck concerning their faith,

2 Timothy 2:4-5

No one who serves as a soldier is entangled in the activities of [everyday] life, so that he may please the one who enlisted [him]. And also if anyone competes he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do you not know that those who run in the stadium all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. And everyone who competes exercises self-control in all [things]. Thus those [do so] in order that they may receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable [one]. Therefore I run in this way, not as [running] aimlessly; I box in this way, not as beating the air.read more.
But I discipline my body and subjugate [it], lest somehow [after] preaching to others, myself should become disqualified.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not that I have already received [this], or [have] already been made perfect, but I press on if indeed I may lay hold of [that] for which also I was laid hold of by Christ. Brothers, I do not consider myself to have laid hold of [it]. But [I do] one [thing], forgetting the things behind and straining toward the things ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have completed the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, the crown of righteousness is reserved for me, that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all 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

Now I went up [there] because of a revelation and laid out to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles, but in private to the influential people, lest somehow I was running, or had 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