Sports Chapels

By Coach Pat Street

CHAPEL 1
“Everybody wants to win, but few are willing to prepare to win.” – Coach Bobby Knight

“Run in such a way that you may win” – I Corinthians 9:24

3 D’s of Discipline

  • Desire
  • Decision
  • Determination

CHAPEL 2
“In basketball, you can be the greatest player in the world
and lose every game, because a team will always beat an individual.” – Bill Walton

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor” – Eccles. 4:9

T – rust Your Teammates
E – ncourage Your Teammates
A – ssit Your Teammates
M – aintain Team Spirit

CHAPEL 3
“If winning isn’t so important then why do they keep score?” – Coach Vince Lombardi

“ . . . let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” – Hebrews 12:1

W.I.N
W – hatever you do, do your best
I – vest your time and talents
N – ever give in, give up or give over

CHAPEL 4
“How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.” – Coach Lou Holtz

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – II Timothy 4:7

Only one game to play – play it well!
Only one life to live – live it well!

Play the game!
Play it fair!
Play it clean!
Play your best!
Play it to the last whistle!
Play it with Jesus!

CHAPEL 5
“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” – Hank Aaron

“Greater is He that is in me then he that is in the world.” – I John 4:4

Four types of people

Cop-Outs
Hold-Outs
Drop-Outs
All-Outs

To be an All-Out person you must . . .
Challenge your excuses

CHAPEL 6
“Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.” – Jerry West

“I can do all things through him [Christ] who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13

Confidence = firm belief in one’s own abilities . . . inner conviction

Inner conviction can overcome any outer pressure to compromise

When your inner convictions are God-honoring you receive rewards that are God-given