Parables of Jesus: Stories of God’s Kingdom


PARABLES OF JESUS • STORIES OF GOD’S KINGDOM

Everyone loves a good story! Jesus used stories to capture people’s imagination. He used everyday situations they were familiar with to teach them about heavenly things they weren’t familiar with. His short, simple stories illustrated bigger, complex truths meant to change us from the inside out. This season, players will gather around to hear basketball parables. These stories are based on the parables of Jesus, but use basketball to explain what Jesus meant. Our prayer is that players will have an understanding heart to learn about God’s truth, his character, and his heavenly kingdom. We pray players will develop a kingdom perspective that shapes how they view themselves and others.

“I will open my mouth and tell stories. I will speak about things that were hidden since the world was made.” Matthew 13:35 & Psalm 78:2


devotions curriculum in pdf format

Boys/Girls Basketball • Elementary
Kindergarten through 5th grade complete with two versions: BOYS AND GIRLS basketball.

Boys/Girls Basketball • Middle & High School
6th through 12th grade complete with two versions: BOYS AND GIRLS basketball.


FIRST 10 PRACTICE DEVOTIONS FOR $99.00

The Guard and the Four Receivers • The Farmer and the Four Soils • Matthew 13:1-23
Start Small, End Tall • The Mustard Seed • Matthew 13:31-32
The Willing and Unwilling Players • The Wheat and Weeds • Matthew 13:24-29
The Most Valued Trophy • The Valuable Pearl • Matthew 13:44-46
The Coach Who Didn’t Give Up • The Persistent Widow • Luke 18:1-8
The MVP and the Ejected Player • The Pharisee and the Tax Collector • Luke 18:9-14
Only One Way To Score • The Narrow Gate • Matthew 7:13-14
The Lost NBA Autograph • The Lost Sheep • Luke 15:3-7
Saturday Service Project • The Workers in the Vineyard • Matthew 20:1-16
RSVP • The Wedding Feast • Matthew 22:1-14 • Salvation Prayer


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Includes the First 10 Devotions Plus the Following

The Lost Starting Player Part 1 • The Lost Son • Luke 15:11-32
The Lost Starting Player Part 2 • The Lost Son • Luke 15:11-32
The Helpful Rival Player • The Good Samaritan • Luke 10:25-37
The Player Who Wouldn’t Let It Go • The Unforgiving Servant • Matthew 18:21-35
The Three Teammates • The Three Slaves • Matthew 25:14-30
The Sports Banquet • The Banquet Table • Luke 14:7-11
Replace Old Habits With New Ones • Old and New Wineskins • Matthew 9:17
How To Build Your Game • Wise and Foolish Builders • Matthew 7:24-27
The Homework Assignment • The Two Sons • Matthew 21:28-32
Pre-game Readiness • Signs From a Fig Tree • Matthew 24:32-44


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Why Use Team Sports Devotions?

HOW IT WORKS

SAY
Engage players with a relatable story or question.
THINK
Encourage them to ponder the Bible verse and what it would look like on the court/field or in their daily life.
ACT
Challenge players to take action demonstrating their faith in real ways.
PRAY
Use the prayer suggestion, your own prayer, or ask for a volunteer to pray to close the devotion.

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LETTER FROM A COACH

Dear Team Sports Devotions,

I coach middle school basketball and cannot begin to thank you enough for these devotions. They are very well done. You have the right mix of current basketball players and history that draws the boys into the discussion from the beginning, and then you make it very relatable to the scriptures. READ MORE

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