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.
The boys learned so much during our review of Philippians and Paul’s role in helping to spread the good news about Christ in word and deed. Of all of the devotions, the boys really responded very well to a bunch, but the one that really struck a chord was “I Can Do This.” You could not have used a better role model than Steph Curry. Given that he was a local product and he is such a good player, the boys liked talking about him. Many of them were not aware of his walk with Christ, his love for Christ, and how his teammates view him. Steph was a good illustration of Paul in the way he deliberately spreads the Word through witness and example, only without the suffering. Because you tied in multiple verses from Philippians and provided examples of a number of ways we “depend on the power of Christ,” the boys were left with a lasting impression of Christ’s power.
For my part I was reminded a good deal about many of the joys associated with spreading Christ’s word – these devotions impacted me as I prepared for and delivered them. I would say that some of the devotions were better than anything I had ever heard or read on the topics, be it from a preacher or my own Bible studies. It was clear to me that the writers at Team Sports Devotions have a love of Christ and His love is working through them in these devotions. I am thankful for having had the opportunity to relay your devotions to the boys and be able see many of them connecting with God’s word.
I highly recommend your devotions for the truth they convey, the call to action contained in them and the love of Christ that is reflected upon the audience.
Boys Basketball Coach
It’s obvious Team Sports Devotions puts in the time, effort, and research to create sports devotionals that are relevant and engaging to both players and coaches alike. Each season ties to a fundamental biblical theme. Of course, all of them point to the Gospel message! The use of real life sports stories, along with crafting great age appropriate questions, leads kids to look forward to devotional time during practices. They are also simple enough that coaches do not have to have a seminary degree to share them. After almost 5 years of purchasing Team Sports Devotions, we are amazed with what they continue to come up with season after season!
Stewards of the Game
Wanted to send a thank you note and extend my gratitude to Team Sports Devotions for the fantastic devotionals we’ve been blessed to share with the children throughout the season. We used the Parables of Jesus basketball devotions. These have really been a great means to share the Gospel of Christ with the children!
Boys Basketball Coach
With the help of Team Sports Devotions, our volleyball coaches are equipped with brief devotions that are easy to share after practice. God’s Word has been brought into our program and has allowed us to develop not just athletes, but reach players’ hearts for Christ. The sports analogies in the Lord’s Prayer series helped our girls relate to the life lessons in the Bible and challenged them to apply God’s word on and off the court.
Girls Volleyball Coordinator