This is the foundation of living a life that glorifies God. The gospel of Jesus Christ is what makes it possible for us to glorify and please God in all that we do. Those who aren’t reconciled to God cannot obey him. Romans 8:8 says, “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” The gospel brings forgiveness and new life to our souls, and it empowers us to live in a way that glorifies God.

Throughout the remainder of this book we will be trying to answer the question of how we can enjoy sports for the glory of God. As we take a deeper look we will be made keenly aware of how often we fail to bring God glory. It’s at this point that we must return again to the sweet news of the gospel and remember that our acceptance with God is based solely on what Jesus Christ has accomplished. Only then will we have the strength and the courage to confront our failures and seek to change. Only then will we be able to truly glorify God in all of life.

Game Day for the Glory of God

Copyright © 2008 by Stephen Altrogge
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