40 Days of Prayer & Fasting: Day #23

Idols & Revival

As you watch this video, I want you make connections between what these coaches are saying and your life.  You may not like sports or understand it, but you can still make the necessary application.   In answering these questions, you will see why we need revival; why we need to pray; why we need to remove the distractions in our life.

Coach Alan Baker

1.  What “stuff” has gotten in your way that you have made an idol?

2.  What idols are hindering you from faithfully serving the Lord?

3.  How did Coach Baker discipline himself in regards to idols?

4.  Since he dedicated his life to prayer and the removal of idols in his life, what is he able to do with his ball players even though he is coaching in a public school?  Do you suppose this would happen to you if you followed Coach Baker’s example?

Coach Kevin Eagan

1.  At the end of the day, what will be the final score for you? Which one matters; the scores here or at the Bema?  Which one are you really practicing and playing for?

2.  What are your children learning from you about how to “play the game of life” and to be prepared for the Judgment Seat/Bema?

Coach Devin Robinson

1.  How are you known among your peers?

2.  What drives you to win?

3.  At the end of the day, what do you want to see developed in you and in your children?

Reminder:  Our goal for these 40 days of prayer and fasting is that God would so revive and change us that we would both pray and act as the people of God for the glory of God!

Scripture Passage for Today: Read Nehemiah 5 in preparation for Sunday’s lesson.  Write in your journal one truth that has impacted you.  Do you see any correlation between what these coaches are talking about and Nehemiah 5?

Quote: “When God enters our lives by His grace, He isn’t working to make our kingdom work so much as He is calling us to an excitement with, and dedication to, a much greater kingdom.”  (Paul David Tripp)

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