Convenor's Notes How should Christians respond to biblical competition? We all compete in jobs, school, relationships, and politics. But is competition compatible with Christianity ? In the ultimate sphere of competition—the Sunday school arena—Christian parents feel keeping competitions for children to learn bible memory verses, or participating in biblical talent show is not biblical ,or unfair and lastly becoming a tearful situation to kids- but God himself told as God's children, we parent s need to teach kids word of God. You can’t be with your kids 24/7. God can. Help them memorize inspirational Bible verses for children, and they will carry God’s Word wherever they go. We all want our children to form good habits, such as brushing their teeth, being polite, and doing their homework.
But memorizing inspirational Bible verses should become a good habit, too. Teaching your kids this discipline is one of the greatest gifts you could give them. Shortly before the nation of Israel entered the Promised Land, Jehovah told Israelite parents: “These words that I am commanding you today must prove to be on your heart; and you must inculcate them in your son and speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6, 7) Yes, parents need to be examples, companions, communicators, and teachers. Christian life is a spiritual track - we need finish the race...Bible in many places refers - competition.....1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 2 Timothy 2:5 ESV An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. Romans 12:17–21: How does the “killer instinct” compare with the spirit described in these verses?
What would happen to the world of sports if every Christian on the athletic field took this passage literally? Matthew 18:1-3“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (KJV) Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happened to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11 Are you aware…that when we were born, we were given life…and this life, according to the Bible ,LIFE is like a race. Listen to what the Apostle Paul had to say as he neared the end of his life. "
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" (2 Tim. 4:7). How is life like a race? a. Life like a race has a challenging course (life has its ups and downs). b. Life like a race has a judge or judges. Jesus is our judge. c. Life like a race has a finish line (In the end, we will spend eternity either in heaven or hell). You and I as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are created by God to win this Christian race…to be winners in the Lord…to one day stand in eternity robed in righteousness, wearing a crown of glory, and blessed with eternal honors and rewards. My friends, from God's perspective, winning is not based upon being number one…We win when we do our best to please God.