Basketball Devotional Handbook
Lesson 2: Courtesy and Respect
That players will understand what it means to respect someone or something.
Ask your players, "What does it mean to respect someone or something?"
Give your players the dictionary's definition:
To show proper courtesy, honor, or recognition to someone; to be polite or kind.
"Respect costs nothing, but it buys things that are worth much."
Ask your players what the above saying means to them.
The saying means that respect is something you cannot buy.
Respect is free, it comes from the heart, but is acted out by what we say and do.
Although it costs nothing, respect toward others will get you many things.
Respecting others begins with having respect for yourself, by liking who you are.
Isn't it hard to respect someone or something you don't like?
When you show respect to others they will show respect to you.
Everyone needs to be respected.
Pass or Shoot
Respect is a choice.
No one can make you respect yourself or someone else.
You should have respect for everyone, but especially for your parents and other adults.
Talking back, making faces, saying mean things, laughing or embarrassing someone else, or making fun of handicapped or old people, are just a few ways of being disrespectful.
Remember, it is your choice whether or not to show respect.
You will be blessed if you choose to be respectful.
Choose to have respect for everyone.
Show respect for all people.
Love the brothers and sisters of God's family.
Honor the king.
(1 Peter 2:17)
The Final Whistle
Ask for any prayer needs and during prayer ask the Lord to help you and your players to have respect for everyone.
Ask that they would be blessed as a result of their choice to respect God and others.