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16 Bible Verses about Athletics

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Galatians 2:2

I went up under the guidance of a divine revelation. Now I laid before them the good news that I was in the habit of preaching among the heathen, but first I did so privately before the leaders, for fear that my course might be or might have been to no purpose.

1 Timothy 1:18-19

This is the instruction which I entrust to you, my son Timothy, which is in accordance with the prophetic utterances formerly made about you, that you may, aided by them, continue to fight the good fight, by keeping your hold on faith and a good conscience; for some have thrust the latter aside and so have made shipwreck of their faith.

2 Timothy 2:4-5

No soldier ever allows himself to be involved in the business affairs of life, so that he may please the officer who enlisted him. No contestant in the games is crowned, unless he competes according to the rules.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do you not know that in a race the runners all run, but only one can get the prize? You must run in such a way that you can get the prize. Any man who enters an athletic contest practices rigid self-control in training, only to win a wreath that withers, but we are in to win a wreath that never withers. So that is the way I run, with no uncertainty as to winning. That is the way I box, not like one that punches the air.read more.
But I keep on beating and bruising my body and making it my slave, so that I, after I have summoned others to the race, may not myself become unfit to run.

Philippians 3:12-14

It is not a fact that I have already secured it or already reached perfection, but I am pressing on to see if I can capture it, the ideal for which I was captured by Christ Jesus. Brothers, I do not think that I have captured it yet, but here is my one aspiration, so forgetting what is behind me and reaching out for what is ahead of me, I am pressing onward toward the goal, to win the prize to which God through Jesus Christ is calling us upward.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the fight for the good, I have run my race, I have kept faith. Now the crown for doing right awaits me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award me on that day, and not only me but also 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

I went up under the guidance of a divine revelation. Now I laid before them the good news that I was in the habit of preaching among the heathen, but first I did so privately before the leaders, for fear that my course might be or might have been to no purpose.

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