The Increase


Football

THE INCREASE: Trey Burton - Plugged In

Being a part of a local church looks a little different for an NFL player. We have such a short offseason, and during it my family and I have been...

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Baseball

THE INCREASE: Matthew Boyd - Only By God

This year’s Home Plate event was a crazy day. This is our annual event where, before the teams come out on the field and the game’s festivities begin, players from...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Sam Acho - Go. Serve. Give.

I recently came back from an annual outreach trip to a few local villages in Nigeria. This year, Our team consisted of more than 70 people: 38 Americans who came...

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Baseball

THE INCREASE: Steve Sisco - Challenges

“Whatever anyone else dares to boast about — I am speaking as a fool — I also dare to boast about. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites?...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Jordan Matthews - Authenticity

Recently a few of my teammates and our wives, along with our chaplain, had the chance to go to a Hillsong concert in downtown Boston. It was an awesome experience!...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Charles Tillman - Fish and Loaves

It was May 28, 2008. I was at football practice in Chicago, and my head coach, Lovie Smith, walked at a faster-than-normal pace toward me. The look on his face...

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Baseball

THE INCREASE: Kyle Gibson - Christ Through Me

A couple years ago, I read Carl Medearis’ book, "Speaking of Jesus," and it helped change the way I live out and talk about my faith in Jesus. In his...

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Soccer

THE INCREASE: Ryan Hollingshead - The Greatest Sporting Event

The World Cup is the best sporting event of all time! Even though the U.S. didn’t make it this time around, I’ll be watching as many games as I can....

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Football

THE INCREASE: LaMorris Crawford - A Continual Process

When we park at the gifts with which God has wired us as individuals, we develop the character and purpose He has for meant for us to live in. Take...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Demario Davis - Going Deeper

One of my favorite Scripture verses that I’ve committed to memory comes from 1 Corinthians 3:16, which says, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Trey Burton - Making a Lasting Impression

The transition to Chicago has been really smooth for me. The football side of things has been great! I’m really enjoying the team and my coaches here. The playbook and...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Josh McCown - What Are You Measured By?

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me.’” — Matthew 16:24 Often when we think of...

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Football

THE INCREASE: LaMorris Crawford - Character of a King

What was the difference between King Saul and King David? Saul was a people-pleaser, David was a God-pleaser. The motive behind their actions set the stage for the leadership. The...

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Soccer

THE INCREASE: Ryan Hollingshead - A Watching World

Recently, a group of guys at our church — The Village Church in Plano, Texas — has been committed to a summer Bible study together, studying the book of 1...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Sam Acho - An Unexpected Answer

I think a lot of times when people pray, they don’t truly believe God cares about what they’re praying about. I used to be one of those people. When I...

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Baseball

THE INCREASE: Luke Weaver - Choosing the Positive

This season our team has had its ups and downs. We have a lot of everyday players on the DL, but on the other hand, this has given the younger,...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Jordan Matthews - The Daily Challenge of Humility

Being a fifth-year player, the biggest daily challenge I face is the one of humility. It’s a constant battle to keep a humble attitude every day I come into the...

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THE INCREASE: Ted Winsley - Be Willing To Bully

“The people were amazed at His teaching, because He taught them as one who had authority, not as teachers of the law.” — Mark 1:22 Because our enemy, Satan, is intimidated...

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Featured

Featured: This City Came Together

On August 12th, 2016, rain began to fall on Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There was nothing unusual about it at first. But before long the situation took on a much more...

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THE INCREASE: Daniel Norris - A Better Mindset

I’ve been on the DL many times throughout my career, and I’ll be on the DL this year until about the time August rolls around. But this time it’s different....

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