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Theasaurus: Athletics

16 Bible Verses about Athletics

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Galatians 2:2

and I went up by revelation, and did submit to them the good news that I preach among the nations, and privately to those esteemed, lest in vain I might run or did run;

1 Timothy 1:18-19

This charge I commit to thee, child Timotheus, according to the prophesies that went before upon thee, that thou mayest war in them the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience, which certain having thrust away, concerning the faith did make shipwreck,

2 Timothy 2:4-5

no one serving as a soldier did entangle himself with the affairs of life, that him who did enlist him he may please; and if also any one may strive, he is not crowned, except he may strive lawfully;

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

have ye not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one doth receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain; and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible; I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;read more.
but I chastise my body, and bring it into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not that I did already obtain, or have been already perfected; but I pursue, if also I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by the Christ Jesus; brethren, I do not reckon myself to have laid hold; and one thing -- the things behind indeed forgetting, and to the things before stretching forth -- to the mark I pursue for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

the good strife I have striven, the course I have finished, the faith I have kept, henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of the righteousness that the Lord -- the Righteous Judge -- shall give to me in that day, and not only to me, but also to all those loving his manifestation.

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

Galatians 2:2

and I went up by revelation, and did submit to them the good news that I preach among the nations, and privately to those esteemed, lest in vain I might run or did run;

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