Friday, May 20, 2011

LRH: Good Sportsmanship Lesson Plan - Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Sportsmanship & Winning

We've all seen this around:

"Second place is the first loser" - that's just not very nice!  Yet is is EVERYWHERE!  How do we need to behave as Christians when we win?

Devotional Text:
Proverbs 17:17 (NIV)
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity (tough times)
sports•man•ship  (spôrts m n-sh p , sp rts -) - n.
1. The fact or practice of participating in sports or a sport.
2. Conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports,
especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing.
Winning is everything – or is it?

  • Remember that in every game, there are winners & losers
  • How many winners are there?  Usually one person, or one team.  
  • That means that when you win, there are quite a few people who didn't win.  They will probably feel bad that they lost, they might even try to accuse you of cheating, or being unfair.

You should encourage lesser players

  • “A friend loves at all times” - even when he wins the game!  
  • How do you like to be treated when you have lost?  Then treat other players that way when you win.

Next Lesson: Fairness
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