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It's Still Cheating
Theme of the week: Sports: Make It a Thinking Man's Game
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Key Bible Verse: "Do not steal. Do not deceive or cheat one another." (Leviticus 19:11)

Dig Deeper: Proverbs 11:1-6

Let's, for the record, call PED [performance-enhancing drug] use what it is: cheating. Sin, if you will. A willful attempt to subjugate the rules of the game for the furthering of one's own career.

So when Christian ballplayer Andy Pettitte halfway apologizes but ...

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Prayer for the Week
Lord, help me to watch sports—and all that entertains me—with my mind fully engaged; and even as I enjoy what I watch, help me to be discerning and apply Christian principles to all of my entertainment choices.

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Jake C Neal

July 10, 2014  3:01pm

There are engineers dedicated to the task of making the next swimsuit, or bike, or golf club or ball better than before, enhancing the performance of athletes. There are phys ed gurus who dedicate their lives creating workout regimes that push athletes to the next level, enhancing the performance of athletes. Yet when medical companies make breakthroughs and athletes use them, the governing bodies tell them no, that it's cheating and sends a bad example to a kid... Tell that to the parents who can't buy their kid the best gear, training, and exposure he needs to compete with other kids.

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ANTHONY Swaggerty

July 08, 2014  5:57am

Amen, I really appreciate this word, it delivers the words to a common thread that surrounds all sports. Being a natural is awesome but it takes guts or Godly inspired dedication and belief in Him that if it is meant to be, you will be all you can be with Christ at the helm. If an Athlete professes to be a Christian, he will be watched for any failures of this world... Like Tim Tebow, a wonderful brother in Christ. He was good for the Game, look what the world did, constantly put him down as fake and not a good player, well he wins in my eyes. God was and is on his side... Anthony

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