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Nick Saban & The Pursuit of Holiness

AlabamaA friend told me sometime back of a post on Facebook that a friend of ours Carl Kalbfleisch had mentioned that every time he sees that Alabama scripted A that he thinks of atheist. A reply posted below by someone else stated that every they saw the scripted A, they thought of National Championships!

I think many will continue to agree many years to come that Alabama is great football team and that Nick Saban is a great football coach. Indeed Nick Saban has some principles that he follows and expects his players to follow that separates them from the rest.

But I want to pose a question.  If you applied the zeal, the determination,and just half the effort as Nick Saban does in coaching and building a top-tier football program to pursuing holiness, to reading and studying His word, to sharing the gospel with those around you, how would your walk with Christ be different than from now?

Paul the apostle wrote to the church in the city of Ephesus while in prison of all places to “live a life worthy of the life in which you have been called” and to be “imitators of Christ.”

In 1 Peter 1:15-16, Peter tells us that as obedient children not to be conformed to our former lust, but like the Holy one who called us,”be holy yourselves as in all your behavior, because it is written ,“YOU SHALL BE HOLY , FOR I AM HOLY.”

What does holiness mean to you? When you hear of it, what comes to mind? The bible says that, “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14

This is just a simple small note but consider it your walk with Christ compared to what effort Saban applies to football. His goal may be to win football games, but our goal should be in all we do for the glory of God alone.  1 Corinthians 10:31

A. W.  Tozer has some great insight from his book, the Pursuit of Holiness. Please take some time to read it as well as the resource below from R.C. Sproul from Ligonier Ministries one of the best teaching when it comes to the holiness of God and offers the entire teaching online for free. I encourage you greatly to take some time and listen to it.



Light the darkness,