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Letter from the Publisher
SPORTSMEN NEED GOD'S GRACE
ROCK-N-ROLL legend Mark Farner is featured on the cover of the current edition of The Christian Sportsman magazine and epitomizes the concept of GRACE.
Storming into the spotlight as one of the foremost leaders in bringing the 1960's rock-n-roll sound to the forefront of American culture, the group Grand Funk Railroad experienced some tragic consequences prompting the band members no choice but to rely on God's Grace! After trusting in man's wisdom to launch a business association with their original promotor and manager, the group soon found that their great fortune never materialized.
Farner, their front-man for the three-piece band, moved on a few years later to experience the tragic injury of their son, Jesse, who encountered a freak accident when he fell off of a picnic table backward and permanently injured his spinal cord rendering him paralyzed as a quadriplegic.
However through these two major setbacks in the life of Mark Farner he remains steadfast in his Christian faith while understanding that God will sustain he and his family as they trust his ultimate care and provision ...God's Grace!
We as sportsmen need God's grace in out lives whether building a marriage, family, career, outdoor adventures, or experiencing disappointment and tragedy. Grace is often defined as unmerited favor or unconditional love from God. However, when understanding grace on a practical day-to-day basis it becomes "the empowering presence of God's Spirit on display in a man's life, received by faith, which helps a man realize his completeness and true identity in Christ, accepted unconditionally, not based on performance".
God can love us no more or less than He already does. The scriptures relate to the busy, high-performance sportsman with the message: "Be still and know that I am God". Psalms 46:10
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