W A R N I N G
When has someone said something to you that saved you lots of pain, heartache and suffering? How did you take the warning? Today, we’ll hear a warning from Jesus.
Jesus said this to His disciples in
John 16 and verse 1, “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.”
Jesus spoke these words to His disciples just before He was betrayed and arrested, prior to His crucifixion. He was informing His disciples of the events to come so they would not stumble in the hours to come.
You hear lots of words that are meant to keep you from stumbling. Among them are administrative rules, sport federation regulations, e-mails from friends, and admonitions from your coaches. These all keep you from going astray, from wandering off course, they warn us of obstacles in our paths that could cause us to stumble.
Listen carefully when you hear words like this, they are life to you. Listen to the coaching staff’s words as you prepare to play today. Those words are life to your team. They are spoken to help you avoid stumbling and to guide you into victory.
Bible Reading Plan:
II Samuel 5-7