Isn't it also similar in our walk with Christ? Obstacles come along, and they seem impossible to overcome. We just wanna quit. But just as any good athlete must persevere to be successful, so must a Christian. We have to stay strong in the Lord and keep going even when it seems useless or impossible, because it's not. Jesus didn't go through half of His crucifixion and say, "Oh, this is too hard." He persevered, and we can only imagine what He had to endure. And here we are wanting to quit because it's "not popular," or it's "just not easy." Instead we need to remember Christ's sacrifice and persevere for His name's sake.
3. How can you help your teammates and/or brothers and sisters in Christ persevere?