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Week 4: Greater Truth

Coach's Corner


“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” — John 8:32


Let’s go around the Huddle and tell three things about yourself. The catch? One of those things has to be a lie. The rest of us will try to pick the lie from the two truths.

  • How hard was it to tell the which one was the lie from the two truths?
  • In life, do you find it easy or hard to know what is true and what is a lie?

As an athlete, when we feel pressure to play well, it’s not the truth. These are lies that make us feel bad about ourselves.   But there’s a greater Truth that can set you free! Pump your fists in the air and shout out, I’m free!


Do you ever feel stuck in your sport?  Do you feel like it’s too hard or you will never play any better? There are some athletes who feel stuck. They feel like the wins and losses, how well they play and the awards they get make them a better person. They think that what they do is more important than who they are.

The good news is that God does not care about how well you play. He only cares about your heart. Shout out, “Jesus cares about my heart!”

  • Why does God care more about your heart than your performance?
  • What helped you know the truth about who you are as an athlete?

As Jesus started His ministry, or His plan here on earth, the religious leaders didn’t understand the Truth. They did not believe that God’s Son, Jesus, was standing right in front of them. They saw Him as a simple carpenter, someone who makes things out of wood, and that the things He was teaching didn’t mean very much.

But Jesus was more than a carpenter. He had been sent to earth to help get rid of the old way of religion. Jesus came to help connect people with God. He showed them they could know God better by having a relationship with Him. When they didn’t believe Him, Jesus said to them:

“I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” — John 8:12

Hold up your finger and pretend it is the light of Jesus!

From the Bible verses we read, we know there is a greater Truth that gives us freedom. We do not have to walk in darkness. We have the light of Jesus! The Bible tells us that we do not have to listen to those lies that say the only thing that matters is winning and getting awards.

  • Tell the Huddle about a time you felt like winning or getting awards well was the only thing that mattered?
  • How does knowing that God loves you whether you win or lose change how you play?


Here are three key points to help you remember what we talked about today:

  • Seek Truth. You can find truth in God’s Word—the answer to every question you might have. — 2 Timothy 3:16
  • Believe in Truth. Don’t just read it; believe it! Have faith that God’s Word is true. — Romans 10:17
  • Live Truth. Let God help you play with freedom in your practices and games and every other area of your life. — James 1:22

Huddle up and shout out, Seek Truth! Believe in Truth! Live Truth! Close in prayer.