What is the biggest disappointment you've faced in your sport?
Discuss this in your group or think about it on your own.
Adam Pengilly, former Winter Olympic athlete
'I thought it might be the end of my Olympic dream.'
Who is Adam Pengilly?
Adam Pengilly was a British skeleton racer who has competed since 2004. He finished eighth in the men's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics and he qualified in 2010 for Vancouver where he finished 18th following a battle with injury.
He is currently on the IOC Athletes Commission, representing fellow Olympic athletes.
Adam lives in Bath and is part of Widcombe Baptist Church, Bath, UK.
Read Romans 8v28-29 before watching the next video.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Found this study helpful? Why don't you share it with others?
1. How have you coped with major disappointments in your sport?
2. How does it make a difference to you knowing that God still cares for you in the midst of difficult times and that He is refining you during these times to be more like Christ?
3. How will you practically remember this when times get tough next time?
Discuss these questions following what you've read and listened to.
Here are few resources to help you as you think more about this issue:
1. Study: Coping with disappointment
Christians in Sport - christiansinsport.org.uk
2. Video: I am Second: Kaka
I am Second - Iamsecond.com
3. Blog: Beyond the Ultimate
Brian McBride - beyondtheultimate.com
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