Thursday, March 3, 2011

How to share the gospel in a conversation about sports!

If you're like me you probably often find yourself talking about sports. I am a die hard baseball and St. Louis Cardinals fan and am very excited about spring training right now (I'm actually even wearing my Cardinal hat as I write this). Transitioning from a conversation about sports to a conversation about Christ is very easy if you'll follow this simple idea. Probably the easiest way to share the gospel in a conversation about sports is to bring up a Christian athlete in the conversation and then work through the sound barriers. You can see an example of how I dod this here. There are quite a few Christian athletes out there so it shouldn't be difficult for you to find one you love! Just find a few names from the list below and bring them up in your next conversation about sports. Discuss how you appreciate their athletic abilities but also their personal stories. Then share their testimony. Google their name or check youtube to find their testimony. From there, ask the person what they think about that and/or what their background with Christianity is and continue sharing the Good News. Let me know of any Christian athletes I have missed by commenting on this post!

The list below was compiled from and other sources. I hope it helps!

Brett Butler - former baseball player
Joe Carter - baseball player
Gary Carter - former baseball player
Darren Daulton - baseball
Dave Dravecky - baseball
Orel Herschiser - professional baseball player
Paul Molitor - professional baseball player
Terry Pendleton - professional baseball player
Andy Pettitte - professional baseball player
John Smoltz - professional baseball player -
Walt Weiss - professional baseball player

Bobby Bowden - college football coa
Dennis Byrd - former profession football player
Bob Christian - professional football player
Tony Dungy -
Joe Gibbs - former professional football coach
Randall Cunningham - professional football player
Rosie Grier - former professional football player
Tom Landry - former professional football coach
Dan Reeves - professional football coach
Frank Reich - professional football player
Eugene Robinson - professional football player
Deion Sanders - professional football player
Mike Singletary - former professional football player
Gene Stallings - former college football coach
Emmitt Smith - professional football player
Kurt Warner - professional football player -
Reggie White - former professional football player

Paul Azinger - professional golfer
Bernard Langer - professional golfer
Tom Lehman - professional golfer
Larry Mize - professional golfer
Payne Stewart - professional golfer
Scott Simpson - professional golfer
Larry Nelson - professional golfer
Aaron Baddeley- professional golfer

Janet Lynn - Olympic figure skater
Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz - Olympic winning Figure skating dance team
Rosalyn Sumners - Figure Skater
Paul Wyle - Olympic figure skater

Track and Field
Gail Devers - professional track athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - professional track athlete
Eric Liddell (1902-1945) - Olympic Gold Medalist, depicted in film Chariots of Fire
Jesse Owens (1913-1980) - professional track athlete

Davey Allison (1961-1993) - professional race car driver
George Foreman - famed professional heavyweight boxer
Mary Joe Fernandez - professional tennis player
Jeff Gordon - professional car racer
Evander Holyfield - profession boxer
Todd Huston - mountain climber, motivational speaker, amputee
Mary Lou Retton - former gymnastics athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist
Jesse Romero - world chamption kick boxer
Sheila Taormina - Olympic medalist, swimming
Petty family - NASCAR professional race car drivers
Brian Sumner- Professional Skateboarder
Jamie Thomas- Professional Skateboarder
Christian Hosoi- Professional Skateboarder

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