In the August 15 issue, LinC takes a look at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games™®. For the next few weeks, stars of these Games will become household names. But every medal winner knows that his or her victory would not be possible without the help of coaches, doctors, sponsors, and other supporters. Likewise, Christ counts on us, his supporters, to be a part of the team that continues to bring him victory. Key Scriptures: Exodus 17:8-13; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; and Luke 8:1-3.
In the August 22 issue, LinC considers that in recent months the sports pages have been loaded with stories of scandals involving athletes and illegal and performance-enhancing drugs. Meanwhile, teen star Mary-Kate Olsen spent much of the summer being treated for anorexia. What are we willing to do to our bodies to achieve our goals? How does God want us to treat our bodies?