Recently I watched the Chris Singleton special on ESPN’s E:60. It isn’t available on the internet in full just yet, but here are a couple of links to portions of it, and the second link below is Chris sharing his story in a Church.
After watching these videos, what was it that Chris’ mom embed in him that God had embedded into her?
2 Timothy 1:5 (NLT) I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.
**The lesson and message that Chris learned and relayed was this, “I just say love is always stronger than hate. So if we just love the way my mom would [then] the hate won’t be anywhere close to where love is.”
1 John 1:5 (NLT) This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.
Matthew 18:21-22 (NLT) 21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” 22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!
Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT) 36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT) Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
If love, hate, forgiving others are areas that you’re struggling in, then according to the verses/passages/message above what are the next steps that God would have you to take? Please let me know if I can help in any way. Praying for y’all.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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