Today hosts one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Every year millions gather to watch as the National Football League determines their champion. Listen in today as Pastor Scott shares what God’s Words says about how we can be true champions in life.
Joshua 6:1-5, 10, 14-17, 20-21, 27 – Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in. 2But the LORD said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. 3You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. 4Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. 5When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.” 10“Do not shout; do not even talk,” Joshua commanded. “Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!” 14On the second day they again marched around the town once and returned to the camp. They followed this pattern for six days. 15On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times.16The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the LORD has given you the town! 17Jericho and everything in it must be completely destroyed as an offering to the LORD. 20When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it. 21They completely destroyed everything in it with their swords… 27So the LORD was with Joshua, and his reputation spread throughout the land.
Champions are not born _____________; they ___________ to be different!
1. _________________ different.
“With the game on the line, I want the ball in my hands.” – Eli Manning
2. _________________ their fears.
“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who is not afraid, but he who conquers it.” – MLK Jr.
3. __________________ the coach.
“The coach is someone who gets you to do what you don’t want to do so that you can be who you want to be.” – Tom Landry
4. __________________ the price.
“Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice
5. __________________ the task.
“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa