Ben Zobrist Study Series – Part III
Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Tampa Bay Rays All-Star Ben Zobrist wasn’t drafted by Major League Baseball out of high school. In fact, he wasn’t even offered a baseball scholarship to play in college. Yet, after attending a skills showcase the summer after his senior year, one college coach saw potential in Zobrist and offered him a position on the team.
Now one of the brightest young infielders in the game, Zobrist has experienced a divine path to success—both on the field and off. Just before the start of the 2010 season, Zobrist sat down with FCA’s Sharing the Victory magazine to talk about that career, his family and, most importantly, his faith in Jesus Christ.
While the full-length interview is available online at fcaresources.com, today’s Impact Play will feature the third installment of Sharing the Victory’s four-part video study series based on the interview with Zobrist. Click the link below to watch or download the clip, and then answer the questions. Finish by reading the related Scripture and asking God to work in your heart as a result of what you’ve learned.
1. Think about the places you spend your time every day. Have you ever considered them to be opportunities for ministry?
2. What about your team? If God has placed you on a team, He has a plan for you to reveal Him to teammates or fellow coaches. In what ways do you minister to the players and coaches and others who are part of your team?
3. According to Ben Zobrist, ministry needs to also happen in our own hearts before we can minister to others. How are you feeding yourself spiritually?
4. Read Matthew 28:18-20. What does Christ mean when He tells us to go and “make disciples”? What does that look like for you specifically?
1 Corinthians 9:16
2 Corinthians 2:14-15
1 John 3:18
And 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.