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Bible Focus - 2nd August 2015

posted 29 Jul 2015, 23:49 by St.Serfs Tullibody-Clacks
Today in the studies of Nehemiah, under the theme of -“support your team and wear the colours”, we find out the about the many and varied people who helped to rebuild the walls of faith. Consider some sports personalities who “wear the colours”:
Christine Ohuruogu - The first British woman to win a 400m gold, her career has been one of dramatic highs and lows: One of eight children, born to Nigerian parents, she was raised in a Christian home and from a young age embraced the faith of her parents, a faith which she says sustained her during the dark days in her career.
Sanya Richards-Ross Despite being such a star, the current World indoor 400m champion as well as a former World Champion, who picked up 4x 400 Relay Gold in 2004 and 2008, she remains humble. A woman of faith, she says that her talent is a gift from God and that the way she uses this talent is her gift to him. Holding Phillipians 4:vs 13 as her life verse, she says that it is God who gives her the strength to accomplish these things.
Debbie Flood - This 32 year- old rower can be justifiably proud of her achievements. Giving her life to Christ as a teenager, being a part of God’s team is more important to her than any of her sporting achievements. Now retired, she plans to pursue a career as a prison officer, working in a young offenders home.
Christians in Sport supports their many players, coaches and administrators as they spread the unstoppable message of the gospel through their local sports clubs. The day to day work involves equipping Christian sportsmen and women of all ages and abilities to represent Jesus in their sports clubs and teams, as well as helping churches across the UK with their evangelistic preaching to sports-people.

Today we are privileged to have a young girl in our midst, prepared to stand up and wear the team colours. WELL DONE, SHANNON.!!!!!!

(Rev. Bill Izett)
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