Soccer Devotional Handbook
Lesson 1: Obedience
That players will gain an understanding of what it means to be obedient.
Ask your players, "What does it mean to obey?"
Give your players the dictionary's definition:
To follow the wishes, instructions, orders, or commands of someone or something; to respond quickly.
"Obey now, play later, disobey now, pay later."
Ask your players what the saying above means to them.
The saying means if you do as you are asked right away, with a good attitude, and get it done right, you will be able to play as soon as you are done.
If you argue, have a wrong attitude, or disobey and don't do as you are asked you will have to pay for disobeying by not being able to play at all.
True obedience is more than just doing as you are asked, it means doing it with a right attitude.
Pass or Shoot
Obeying is a choice.
Only you can really decide if you are going to obey or not.
if you obey and do what is right, you will be a blessing to your family, have many friends, and be well-liked.
Life at home will be more fun because you are being a part of the team that is needed to make a family work well.
When you're young it seems like someone is always asking or telling you to do something.
When you get older you will understand that this is to help you become responsible and because everyone needs to help out by doing their part.
Choose to obey so when you grow up you will be a responsible person when it becomes your turn to lead people.
Children, obey your parents the way the Lord wants.
This is the right thing to do.
The command says, "Honor your mother and father."
This is the first commandment that has a promise with it.
The promise is, "Then everything will be well with you, and you will have a long life on earth."
The Final Whistle
Ask for any prayer needs and during prayer ask the Lord to help your players to serve as examples of children who are obedient, that they would do as they are asked, do it quickly, and with a good attitude.