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In the Huddle: Bind the Strong Man

This year in the Bengals’ chapel we’ve been looking at 125 questions that Jesus asked in the New Testament. One of them was, “How...

Devotional of the Week: God’s Power in Us

The sooner we realize that true power doesn’t come from ourselves but from God, the sooner God’s true power will be shown through us...

Devotional of the Week: Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

“I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content — whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13

Devotional of the Week: Never Changing

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Devotional of the Week: The Potter and His Tools

“Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done?’ declares the Lord. ‘Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.’” Jeremiah 18:5-6

Devotional of the Week: Powerful Display

Have you experienced this kind of power? Have you accepted by faith that Jesus, who paid the penalty for your sin, can grant you forgiveness and eternal life?

Devotional of the Week: Innocent Boldness

"Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine. Saul said to David, ‘Go, and the LORD be with you.’” I Samuel 17:36-37

Devotional of the Week: Stronger Than Sin

“I want to be as one with Him. I could not be right with God by what the Law said I must do. I was made right with God by faith in Christ.” Philippians 3:9

Devotional of the Week: ‘Continue in the Grace of God’

The spiritual journey does not end at baptism or after praying a prayer or upon converting—rather, continuing in the grace of God is something we can do forever...

Devotional of the Week: Spirit Over Logic

Tim Noakes, a South African professor who has run in over 70 marathons and ultra-marathons, once said, “Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic...."

Devotional of the Week: Peacemakers

“One of the servants told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, ‘David sent messengers from the wilderness to give our master his greetings, but he hurled insults...

Devotional of the Week: Eternal Plan

It was gratifying, as a purist, to watch how the Kansas City Royals hustled to the World Series title last season. Their game plan throughout the playoffs was to be aggressive on offense, put pressure on their opponent’s defense, and hopefully benefit from it.

Devotional of the Week: Taking a Bold Stance

Throughout history various athletes have stood up for (or against) causes. Some athletes have stood against war, others for equal rights, while others stood for various other causes...

Devotional of the Week: Protecting Our Home

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made headlines in Week 9 of the 2015-16 NFL season for tearing down a Green Bay Packers banner in Bank of America Stadium, home of the Panthers. When asked about it by the media, Newton basically said that it didn’t seem right to have a Packers banner hanging at their home field. So he ripped it down...

Devotional of the Week: Relinquishing Perfection

As an athlete, I often struggled with aiming for perfection. In gymnastics, all of our routines in competition are scored out of a 10.0, also known as a “Perfect 10,” emphasizing the importance of making as few mistakes as possible, if any...