"I like the saying from St. Francis of Assisi, ‘Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words.’
I try to live my life in a way that reflects my faith in the Lord."
"We as Christians are called to be humble. And if we really understand the gospel, we will be humble. We should be humble, and understand that everything that is good comes from God."
"To understand that I'm not playing for anything on this earth, I'm playing for my prize in heaven, for the upward call that Paul talks about, that's what I need to remind myself every day when I wake up."
Headed for Cooperstown
"My life's goal is to bring glory to Jesus. My life is not mostly dedicated to the Lord, it is 100% committed to Jesus Christ and His will. God has given me the ability to succeed in the game of baseball. But baseball is not the end; baseball is the means by which my wife, Dee Dee, and I glorify God. Baseball is simply my platform to elevate Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior."
2010 A.L. MVP & 2010 World Series Hero
“Baseball is third in my life right now, behind my relationship with God and my family. Without the first two, baseball isn't even in the picture. Believe me, I know.”
And He said to them,
“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."-Mark 16
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"It was very nice and a big honour to meet the pope,' said the Swiss. 'They told him who I was and we shook hands and exchanged a few words in German.'
'It was special of course, I am Catholic. This was just the perfect day."
PGA TOUR CHAMPION
"At about age of 19 was when I really started growing in my relationship with Christ, that I understood it was a relationship and not a religion. It's a relationship of being close to Him and growing in the knowledge of the Bible and sort of a changing of the person."
3 SUPER BOWL RECORD GAMES
"If you ever really want to do a story about who I am, God's got to be at the centerof it. Every time I hear a piece or read a story that doesn't have that, they're missing the whole lesson of who I am."
HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER
“Well, being outspoken about my Christian faith isn't just something that I do; it's who I am because my faith isn't just a little piece of my life. It is my life." "It's OK to be outspoken about your faith," Tebow said.
TEBOW HEADLINES EASTER SERVICE
Tim also took a shot at professional athletes who insist they are not role models.
"Yes you are. You're just not a good one," Tebow said.
Asked Tebow what he thought needed to change culturally in America. "First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God. The more that we can get back to that," Tebow said to applause.
"It was Jesus Christ who gave me peace when I was attacked by the shark. They had to get me to the beach, which took 20 minutes of paddling. 'The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus' (Philippians 4:6-8)."
"It was what God had taught me growing up that helped me overcome my fear. 'Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go' (Joshua 1:9)."
WE ARE ALL SECOND
All of these professional athletes are/were very brave and courageous Christians! Some more than others.
But there are too many others who are silent. They'll pitch a product for money though, but not Christ.
Whether it's them or their agent, too many refuse to profess their faith publicly for fear of losing endorsement$.
"Every decision, I try to make it for God and use the right judgment. I really wanna spread the word of Jesus." -Jason Witten
Jason Witten turned himself into a perennial Pro-Bowler on and off the field. He knows there is always going to be a light at the end of the tunnel as long as he follows the words of Jesus.
"I'm successful in life because I have Jesus Christ living inside of me." -Colt McCoy
Colt was drafted by the awful team in Cleveland, the Browns, and worked his way into the starting lineup as a rookie and impressed people along the way, despite the Browns having the NFL's worst set of receivers. If he can get some help at receiver, perhaps they will stop saying his arm isn't strong enough or he's too short.
Wrong. Update: The FailureBrowns have once again made a major mistake by trading Colt to the NFC Champion 49ers and coach Jim Harbaugh, former NFL QB.
It’s no wonder why the Browns haven’t sniffed the playoffs in a long time.
"I'm not doing it by myself. I know the Lord is with me" -Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford set records at the University of Oklahoma, was the NFL's #1 overall draft pick in 2010, and was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2010.
NFL ALL-PRO WIDE RECEIVER
"I don't worry about that stuff (Madden Cover Jinx). I believe in God.
God controls my fate. Whatever God's plan is, I will follow.
Faith in God, a positive mind set,and hard work will take u a long way."
REGGIE WHITE: R.I.P.
AT THE LEFT HAND OF THE FATHER
"I've always done my best to Honor the name of Jesus."
"I didn't do it my way. I tried to make sure I did it God's way."
Reggie White was the most powerful Christian in all of sports when he was playing, but his journey took some very strange turns, and he traveled many miles, and hours, before his too-soon death.
Wimbledon, US Open Champion, is proud and faithful enough to wear her Cross on the court for millions of people to see. I love that!
I have not heard her, yet, be brave enough to preach anything from the Gospel, however.
Perhaps that's because she spends most of her "voice energy" on the court. Still, I'd like to see her take a next step like all the above champion athletes have done. Do I expect her to be as brave as Tim Tebow, Albert Pujols, and Kurt Warner?
Of course not. But imagine if she had their bravery, faith, and courage? It would do wonders for girls around the world. Not for earning her more endorsements, but helping someone, anyone, even just one little girl to get on the correct path towards Jesus. A true Christian's motivation should be salvation, not financial gain, right? Nothing is better than helping others. Isn't that what Jesus said?
Either we are Christians, or we aren't.
If we are, we're not called to be silent, top-secret Christians.
Jesus told us to spread the good news. So, spread the word!
Words and actions. Act like a Christian. Talk like a Christian, Walk like a Christian,
Live like a Christian. Let it be known. Every day, not only on Christmas & Easter.
The athletes on this website are doing that.
Some a lot better than others though! (Tebow, Bubba, Bethany, Baddeley, Zach Johnson, Steven Jackson)
Super Bowl MVP & NFL MVP
2011 U.S. Open & 2012 PGA Championship Winner
Rory McIlroy was raised a Catholic in middle-class, largely-Protestant Holywood, attended a non-sectarian grammar school and became friends with many Protestants.
He is a true Christian, and as he matures and gets older, is becoming braver to the point that he now usually wears his Christian necklace bearing the Cross.
"God always has a plan. It's our job to fulfill it." -Robert Griffin III
RG3 set 46 records during his college career. He won the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the nation's top quarterback, and now is the first Baylor player to win the Heisman.
2012 Robert won the 2012 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and the Sporting News Rookie of the Year. He led the Washington Redskins to the AFC East Division title his rookie season.
Robert led all QB's in rushing yards with an amazing 815, with 7 TDs, but his passing rating was also spectacular at 102.4 with a sparkling 4-1 TD-Int ratio.
Bubba Watson just won the Masters. In his news conference after being awarded the green jacket, he was asked about why it was special to win on Easter.
"This is the day Jesus is risen. Good Friday was when He was crucified on the cross, and today is Easter where we celebrate He's risen.
For us, that's salvation to go to Heaven. He took all of our sins from us. So for me, it's just a dream come true."
2012 & 2014 Masters Champion
2012 Olympic Gold Medal Winner
"I wanted to perform for sharing God's Glory."
Every morning, my mom would text me a morning scripture.
I would meditate on that on the bus.
She would also send me long e-mail with scripture every night.
I love reading about the Word.
You have to rely on God. All things are possible to those who believe in God."
2012 U.S. Indoor Champion & 2010 World Indoor Champion & American Indoor Record Holder (7.72)
Lolo faced radical, extreme insults from the liberal American media leading into and during the 2012 London Olympics.
She handled it with class and poise, despite a hearbreaking finish that left her just short of a medal. She also got some criticism from jealous teammates who didn't like her receiving media attention.
Lolo tweeted this after the heartbreak: “In room singing Desert Song by Hillsong. It’s on repeat. Lord Jesus please comfort me, guide me, and heal my broken heart,” Jones tweeted on Tuesday after failing to place in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final.
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Afterall, helping a kid down the right path to Heaven should be as important as trying to get a kid or adult down the path to buy Head & Shoulders or Allstate Insurance.
"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
All the things we’ve faced in our life, if we didn’t have God it wouldn’t be there."
ADRIAN PETERSON: MVP
2012 NFL Most Valuable Player
Adrian Peterson is the best running back in decades.
He suffered a terrible knee injury at the end of the 2011 season, tearing the dreaded ACL and MCL, and most wrote him off for the following season in 2012. Many figured he wouldn't even make it back until midway through the season, and that he'd be a shell of his former self.
Instead, he led his team to a surprise playoff birth and he finished the season with 2,097 rushing yards, just nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single season all-time record set almost 30 years ago.
Unlike many stars, Peterson is not afraid to glorify Jesus in public.
"It's a blessing," Peterson told ESPN on Wednesday while saying he "could do all things with the help of Jesus Christ." "So I have to give all glory to God."
"Lord, I thank you for the 2 1/2 years you gave us little Christian."
-Randall said after his son drowned in their pool
As a die-hard Packer fan, who always roots against the Vikings, if I could change the outcome of any NFL game ever, I would go back and have those 1998 Vikings not blow that NFC Championship game to the Falcons. I wish Randall would have made that Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.
Pastor Randall understands who all our real father is. We can all learn from him!