Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jordy Mercer on Amazing Walk (with the Lord)

by Bruce Darnall
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Jordy Mercer, shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, experienced “encounters” with the Lord growing up. He was always active and involved in Sunday School classes, worship services, and vacation Bible school, each helping him experience the Lord in His Word and understanding what it means to be a Christian. Mercer remembers being baptized at age 12. […]

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Teammates Impact Relief Pitcher Neil Ramirez

by Bruce Darnall
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“I was walking in darkness away from the Lord in high school,” shares Neil Ramirez, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, “but in 2010 while playing in low level minor league in Hickory, North Carolina, a new teammate helped me take the first step to a changed life.” Neil Ramirez grew up in Virginia Beach, […]

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How Can Christians Avoid Sin?

by Jack Wellman
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How can believers avoid falling into sin? What are biblical ways to avoid it? Like Water I hate to admit it, but the Bible backs me up. Before I was saved, I drank iniquity like bottled water. It’s just what sinners do…sin! A cow does what a cow is supposed to do, and for us […]

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Matt Carpenter’s Tattoo Took on Deeper Meaning

by Bruce Darnall
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Matt Carpenter, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, has a tattoo on the inside of his right arm that says, “Matthew 19:26,” his ultimate favorite Scripture verse. The verse reads, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Carpenter shares, “There is a story behind this verse. When I first […]

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Lions’ Jared Abbrederis: God Spoke Through a Verse and a Key Chain

by Bruce Darnall
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Jared Abbrederis was undecided on the Bible verse to use for the upcoming high school state football game (2008). He was thinking of going to his “go to” verse and the one he writes under his signature now as a professional football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. “My buddy, Garrett Bickford, and I always […]

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Brewers Jared Hughes Gives Credit to Baseball Chapel

by Bruce Darnall

Jared Hughes, relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was let go by the Pittsburgh Pirates in time for the Brewers to sign Hughes for the 2017 opening day game. No matter where he plays the game, Jared Hughes knows what is most important to him. “My relationship with Jesus Christ,” shares Hughes, “is the most […]

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Brewers Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis Keeps Things in Perspective

by Bruce Darnall
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There are times when we face trials and uncertainty in our day to day living. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, experienced the kind of highs and lows last season that tested his faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Nieuwenhuis started the 2015 season on the New York Mets active roster. On […]

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Milwaukee Brewer Chase Anderson Finds Lessons to Live by in Grandmother’s Bible

by Bruce Darnall

Death of a parent is a life-changing experience. However, through our grief, we often have a closer encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. Chase Anderson, a starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, had one such spiritual experience. Chase grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. His father went to the United Methodist Church growing up; and […]

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Should Christians Engage In Arguments With Atheists?

by Jack Wellman
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Should Christians be engaged in debates or arguments with Atheists? Jesus Never Pushed If you are familiar with Jesus’ earthly ministry you should notice that He never pushed Himself or believing in Him on anyone.  The fact is that He did respond to the Jewish leaders when they attacked God’s truth, His Law, or His […]

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Minnesota Twins Brian Dozier Has a Lesson in Humility

by Bruce Darnall
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A turning point, as described by Minnesota Twins starting second baseman Brian Dozier, came when he recognized he was shortchanging his baseball teammates at the University of Southern Mississippi. Brian was having a good season on the playing field his senior year at Southern Mississippi. At 30 games into the season he shattered his collarbone […]

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