Basketball Devotional Handbook
Lesson 8: Helping
That players will understand the benefits of and joy that comes from helping.
Ask your players, "What does it mean to help someone?"
Give your players the dictionary's definition:
To give aid or be of service to; to assist or support someone or something.
"Help everyone you can.
Helping someone today means you'll be helped tomorrow."
Ask your players what the above saying means.
The saying means that you should do your best to help anyone who has a need.
By helping someone today, you can be sure that when you have a need that someone will be there to help you.
When you help someone else you are actually helping yourself.
Pass or Shoot
Helping others is always a choice.
If you choose to help others, not only will you feel better, but you will receive help in your time of need.
Your help will not always come from the person you helped, but through someone that the Lord has placed in a position to help you.
You can live your life and not help others, but when you need help it will be hard to find someone to help you.
Helping others will gain you respect and result in your having many friends.
Also always remember how blessed you are to be able to help others.
There are many who cannot.
Ask your players, "Can you name some people you should help?"
(The Apostle Paul speaking) "I showed you in all things that you should work as I did and help the weak.
I taught you to remember the words of Jesus.
He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
The Final Whistle
Ask for any prayer needs and during prayer ask the Lord to help your players to always be willing to help others.
Pray that the Lord would provide them with many chances to help people in need and that they would be good helpers to their parents, brothers and sisters, friends and others they know.