Describe a situation in your sport when you find it really hard to respect your opponent.


Discuss this in your group or think about it on your own.


Bible Reading



Nick Ferraby , former professional cricketer

'I couldn't believe what he'd done.'

  • Who is Nick Ferrbay?

    Nick played for Leicestershire CC from 2003-2007 as an all-rounder.


    He currently works for Christians in Sport in Jersey where he is also Assistant Minister at St Paul's Jersey.



Bible Passage

Read Romans 12v17-18 before watching the next video.


17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.



Teaching | Romans 12v17-18






Discuss these questions following what you've read and listened to.









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1. Which situations in your sport cause you to have a more negative view of your opponents? Why do you think this is?


2. Considering your thoughts and actions, what would you like to submit to the Lord Jesus when trying to love your opponents?

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Related resources

Here are few resources to help you as you think more about this issue:



1. Article: Sledging

                  Zac Metcalfe -

2. Blog: That's just not cricket

                  Pete Nicolas -



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