The Increase


    Football

    THE INCREASE: Justin Simmons - Keep Fighting the Good Fight

    Everything in the NFL is about getting as much as you can and accomplishing as much as you can. The average NFL athlete is only in the league for about...

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    The Increase

    THE INCREASE: Matt Manzari - An Unfair God

    We serve an unfair God. Hold on — before you discard anything else I’m about to say, let me explain. In a fair world, things happen in cause and effect....

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    THE INCREASE: Andrew Carruthers - Dust

    “For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” — Psalm 103:14 Professional athletes are valued because they excel in one area of their lives. It may be...

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    Baseball

    THE INCREASE: Victor Black - Why am I Happy?

    Are you happy? How do you measure happiness? Do you even know what being happy feels and looks like? Before we go through this, let me tell you a little...

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    The Increase

    THE INCREASE: Jack Easterby - To Fear or Not To Fear

    "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, or the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Kelvin Beachum - United For One Message

    In the Church, if we are really united and care about the message of Christ, we will find a way to work together. No matter what side of the aisle...

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    Baseball

    THE INCREASE: Scott Linebrink - Trauma Healing

    Trauma is defined as a wound or shock produced by a sudden injury, as from violence. It can also be a psychological event that results from a painful experience. I...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Jordan Matthews - He's Made a Way

    It’s been such a blessing to be back here in Philly this year. My wife and I were able to transition back to the city pretty quickly and easily. In...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Matthew Slater - Salvation

    New England Patriots wide receiver, Matthew Slater, spells out the message of salvation. “It’s important for everyone to understand who God is first and foremost; then, what He says about...

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    THE INCREASE: Jerry Birch - What’s He Worth?

    “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” — 1 Timothy 2:3-4 The real...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Tress Way — Faith in the Locker Room

    A big percentage — probably a quarter — of the guys on our team are very outspoken Christ-followers, and a number of us are regularly attending Bible study, encouraging each other...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Matt Forte — Leaning on God’s Counsel

    An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Now that I have more time on my hands — time not filled with workouts and schedules made for me — I am investing more...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: 5 questions with former NFL kicker Todd Peterson

    We talked with former NFL kicker Todd Peterson about his faith journey, how he’s living in the increase of Christ, and the mentors who have impacted his life. Here’s what...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Thomas Davis - God's Bigger Plan

    “God, why is this happening to me?” asked Thomas Davis. In 2009, Thomas Davis was volunteering at the Heart of a Champion Day – a clinic providing free health screenings...

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    Baseball

    THE INCREASE: Steve Sisco - His Will

    “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” — 1 Timothy 2:3-4 What is...

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    Basketball

    THE INCREASE: Jonathan Isaac - Reborn

    We were in church every Sunday growing up. My brothers and sisters and I would even sing in our family group in front of the church every once in a...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Jordan Matthews - New Life as a Father

    Life with a baby has been so great! One of the biggest things I’ve been blessed by is to see firsthand just what a great choice I made in marriage....

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Demario Davis - Ability Versus Identity

    One of my good friends and mentors recently talked to me about the key to understanding identity versus ability. Ever since he said this, I’ve been meditating on its truth....

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    Soccer

    THE INCREASE: Anna Beffer - Just Waiting

    As a young kid, I dreamed about playing soccer at the pro level. When I got to Oklahoma State, I had to go through quite an adjustment to the new...

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    Baseball

    THE INCREASE: Steve Sisco - Authority

    “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,...

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