Encouraged: Consistently Inspired by Sports Spectrum Magazine


As the pastor and founder of River Rock Church I want to help people help others live WELL Lives: Worship, Encourage, Learn and Love. This video really highlights ENCOURAGING – it is worth your time to watch it. There is a lot of good insight into being a Christian athlete and a Christian minister that seeks to encourage and serve those near us.This LifeChurch video interview by Craig Groeschel with Carl Lentz and Kevin Durant was highlighted in the November 2013 Sports Spectrum magazine. Sports Spectrum Magazine is full of articles and media about sports and Christian athletes. Their digital magazine is easy to read on an iPad or tablet and they now have a daily devotional app available.

NBA Closeup: Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and his mentor, Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz, recently dropped by Lifechurch.tv for an interview with pastor Craig Groeschel.

Durant and Lentz talked about their friendship and answered questions from Groeschel about growing spiritually. Durant also talked about the importance of leaving a legacy.

“I want to be known for serving people,” Durant says. “When people see me, they think I deserve something. I don’t deserve anything. I don’t deserve to be put in the front of the line at the movies or get a free meal, I don’t deserve anything. I think for me, I just wanna go up to people and impact their lives. Whether it’s from me inspiring them from playing basketball or just going up and asking them how their family is doing, that’s what I want to be known as.

“Also, a legacy changer. I didn’t grow up with my dad in the household, and one of my main goals in life is to become a great dad; somebody that their kids can wake up to everyday and be a great husband. So hopefully I can accomplish those goals.”

This story was published in the November 2013 DigiMag.

God’s Gameplan for Life:

Ever feel like you lose so much more than you ever win? When you do win, does it truly satisfy? Is it ever enough? Is there a plan or purpose for life?

drawn up gameplanThere is more to this life that you are experiencing. There is more than winning and losing, practice and play. Through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ you can find victory like you’ve never experienced.

Here are the game plan basics:

  • Because of sin (the wrong things we do) we are separated from God (Romans 3:23) and we can’t experience His peace and love. That’s why God sent His Son to earth (John 3:26), to live as a man (Philippians 2:6-8), to live a perfect life (Hebrews 4:15), to die for our sins (Romans 6:23), and to be raised from the dead to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).
  • Jesus is calling to you today. He wants to give you His peace, love, forgiveness, and strength. Simply admit to Him that you’ve done wrong and want to turn away from it, that you can’t do it on your own, and that you want Him to be your Savior (I John 1:9).

Know that Sports Spectrum is praying for you.

Gameplan Resources

We’ve provided several links below where you can continue to find out more about Jesus Christ and how you can can experience His love and freedom.