Today we are talking about sports. We love to enjoy a good football game, but sometimes (probably more than we would like to admit) the love of athletic competition crosses the line into sports idolatry.
Anything we are willing to sin to get or sin to keep becomes an idol, something we treasure more than the Lord. Let’s examine our mindset toward sports to make sure our priorities are in the correct order.
How much do sports effect your relationships with other people, your mood, and your responsibilities in other areas of your life? What does your relationships with sports communicate to your children about what you value? We need to make sure that our children see us treasuring the Lord above sports.
We talk about some ways to detect sports idolatry and also share some ways to fight the idols. Each of us share have stories of times in our lives when we have made sports too important in our lives. And we have a few commercials and crazy stories of people that have tragically taken their love of sports too far.
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Links and Recommendations:
Three Questions to Detect Sports Idolatry – by David E. Prince on The Gospel Coalition
Trophy Kids – documentary on Netflix or Amazon
Idolatry and Sports – short video by David Platt
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