Don't just watch the Olympics. Be a part. The Christian can experience the Games with more substance and depth than anyone. Here's a call to spiritually significant Olympic viewing.
Our God and his Book give us unmatched capacities to experience the Olympiad -- to share in the experience of the Winter Games in Sochi without making a costly and frightful trip to Russia. The only prerequisites are a television and faith in the true Savior of the world.
1. Hear the Voice of God.
The Bible is explicit about the Games. The ancient Olympiad was common knowledge in the first century, just as the modern one is today. For more than a millennium, the Games happened every four years in Greece. Everyone knew about the Olympics. "Everyone who competes in the games," writes the apostle Paul, "exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable"(1 Corinthians 9:25).
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