Kara Lawson Video Study – Part IV
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
It’s hard to decide what Kara Lawson is most known for.
SEC fans remember her as the All-American from the University of Tennessee who led the Lady Vols to three Final Four appearances between 2000 and 2003. Followers of the WNBA know her as a key member of the 2005 league champion Sacramento Monarchs and now as the starting point guard for the Connecticut Sun. Still more recognize her as a member of the ESPN college basketball broadcasting team through which Lawson serves both as a studio analyst for the NCAA women’s tournament and a color commentator for men’s games. And fans of the Summer Olympics would most likely know her for the gold medal she won with Team USA in 2008.
With four major outlets of fame all stemming from the hardwood, the name Kara Lawson means something different to almost every basketball fan. But to a different group of spectators, Lawson has become famous for something bigger than basketball: her faith in Jesus Christ.
Today, we’re concluding our four-part video devotion series based on Lawson’s recent interview with FCA’s Sharing the Victory magazine. To access the video, click the link below to watch or download the clip. After you’ve watched the short video, take a few minutes to answer the questions below and read the related Scripture.
1. Think about the athletes or coaches who have had the most influence on you. Why did they make a difference in your life? What was that difference?
2. Have you considered your own influence as an athlete or coach? What different audiences observe your actions and lifestyle?
3. What kind of impact are you having on your team?
4. How does your influence on your teammates impact how they treat others?
5. What kind of influence do you hope to have on them? Does that include sharing your faith?
6. How can you make a difference for Christ on your team?
1 John 3:18
To learn more about other athletes and coaches who compete for Christ, subscribe to FCA’s Sharing the Victory (STV) magazine at www.sharingthevictory.com.