|From our 7th/8th-grade basketball team celebration on 3/14/17|
Going into our end of the season celebration, I wanted it to be a time of truthful encouragement.
There was a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the year to the end of the year, especially in relationship to our play versus the one team we played three times.
There also has been improvements in players in areas of confidence and self-control.
BUT here is the biggest thing I shared with them last night and I tried to share throughout the season.
While we should want to play and practice well on the court and want to win, that is not the end goal.
While we should want to work hard and do well in the classroom, that is not the end goal.
“Whatever you do, do it well for the glory of God and do it somewhere strategic for the mission of God.”
Here is what I reminded parents of at the beginning of the season and I want to remind us of this same truth at the end of the season.
Here is the New Morning Mercies devotional I shared with the team and families at the end of the season.
David Platt's sermon "Sports and the Gospel" - www.radical.net/series/sports-and-the-gospel/