Tag Archives: Hebrews 13:17

Stability at the Top

In a recent sports story he wrote for the Lexington-Herald Leader, Mark Story documented the recent decline in athletic achievements for the University of Tennessee. Story attributes this slide to the instability in the positions of head coach for the … Continue reading

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Snipers

I have read that when snipers are in training for warfare they are instructed to be discriminant about who they shoot. They are trained to discern who the leader is of the enemy group that they have in their sights. … Continue reading

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Not a Coach

I enjoy sports, and I attend a lot of local basketball games. Someone once asked me why I never got into coaching. It’s because I wouldn’t be very good at it. While I understand most of what has happened on … Continue reading

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Reluctant Leaders

When I played junior varsity basketball in high school, my teammates and I often clowned around way too much. This was reflected in our won/loss record. If we had put as much energy into practice as we did our pranks, … Continue reading

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Listen to the Coach

Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball players have some advice for the highly touted crop of freshman players coming in—Listen to your coach! Those who have played for John Calipari know that he can come across as gruff and overbearing. … Continue reading

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Do You Have Any Shepherds?

Several years ago I paid a visit to a married couple who had expressed some interest in attending the church where I preached. During the course of the conversation, the husband asked, “Do you have any shepherds in your church?” … Continue reading

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Sad, You See

  In Mark 12:18-27, the Sadducees came up with a quite improbable scenario in order to question the authority of Jesus. They asked Jesus who a woman would be married to in the resurrection if she had been married to … Continue reading

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The Right to Decide

Coach Wooden and Bill Walton Star basketball player Bill Walton once told his legendary coach, John Wooden, that he didn’t have the right to tell him that he needed to get a haircut. Wooden responded, “But I have the right … Continue reading

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