What Should I do When Church and Sports Compete?

Episode 485 Show Notes 

From the Show

Eric Liddell was an Olympic gold medalist who made headlines years ago because he refused to compete on Sunday in the Olympics. Here’s a guy who is on the biggest competitive stage, and he says, “Worship is more important.”

–Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. I am a Christian who goes to church every Sunday, but I want to start gymnastics and most of the competitions are on Sunday morning. I’m wondering if it is okay if I miss a day of church (even though I don’t want to)?

2. I have a question about Genesis 6. I believe you would call them the Nephilim, or the sons of God, uniting with the daughters of men. That passage perplexes me.

3. Romans 8:16 says, “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” I am now coming to understand that our ultimate grounds for assurance is in what Christ has objectively done for us. How are we to look at this verse in light of our present reality?

4. How can there not be apostles today if we still have pastors?


We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry by Gregory K. Beale

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith

The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World by Michael Horton

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