Bible Study

Opportunity and Opposition - Chapel

1 – This is a great day for two main reasons – we have a tremendous
opportunity and a worthy opponent.
  • The opportunity is that we, a strong, developing, ambitious team get to compete against another strong, developing, ambitious team. This makes for a great match up.
  • The worthy opponent is obvious. Competing with this opponent at this point in the season is great for us. We get a good test of our team’s real strength, our character and our hunger to win.
2 – This reminds me of a powerful scripture. 
I Corinthians 16:8-9 and 13-14 (read the text)
  • Opportunity and opposition – this is why the Apostle Paul decides to stay.
  • There is a wide door for effective service and he has many adversaries. 
  • Most people see opposition as contrary to opportunity, but they actually go well together.
  • Most times in sport, a worthy opponent makes for more opportunity.
3 – Today we have both opportunity and opposition – so what should we
          do? Follow the instructions from verses 13-14.
  • Be on the alert – everyone on the roster must be ready, all day.
  • Stand firm – when adversity hits, stand firm and meet it head on.
  • Act like men – men act with courage, conviction and discipline.
  • Be strong – of body, of mind and of heart. Be complete players.
  • Let all you do be done in love – Love for your teammates will lead you to be a great team collectively and great teammates individually.
4 – Summary
  • Our opportunity and our opposition demand:
    • That we be on the alert
    • That we stand firm
    • That we act like men
    • That we be strong
    • That we do everything in love
This resource provided by Roger D. Lipe 

Bible Reference: 
1 Corinthians 16