What motivates you to train or play your sport?


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


Bible Reading



Darren Moore, former professional footballer

'Everything I did, I did for the Lord.'

Who is Darren Moore?

Darren Moore made 599 professional appearances in his 20 year career in England.


He played for West Brom and Derby County in the English Premier League and is currently coaching at West Brom.



Bible Passage

Read Romans 12v1 before watching the next video.


Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship.



Teaching | Romans 12v1






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







Found this study helpful? Why don't you share it with others?




1. Have you considered that your sport could be an act of worship offered back to God?


2. How would this perspective change how you play your sport?


3. How would this shape how you react to losses, unfair rulings or your own performance?

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Related resources

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



1. Book: Born to Play

               Graham Daniels
                      and J Stuart Weir -

2.  Video: This is Ultimate Worship

                 Christians in Sport -

3.  Video Blog:  Idolotary

                           Sports Plus Online -



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