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                       Is Competition Christian?

The World’s View of competition VS.                               The Christian’s view of competition


1. An individual’s worth is determined                                     1. God unconditionally loves each person

by him, awards and achievements.



2.  All of us must compete to prove our value.                          2. We are all worth much to Christ

and need to prove nothing.

(Matthew 10:29-31) 


3. The one who wins is most respected.                                   3. We are all equally important

and necessary in the Body

of Christ 




4. We must rely on our own strength                                       4. We can do all things through

in competition.                                                                 Christ’s strength.


5. You may need to “step on people”                                      5. We must compete fairly

to reach your goal.                                                                   and morally.


6. Losing is a personal failure                                                   6. It is God’s will that we

and is to be avoided.                                                         learn to grow through our



7. A person competes for                                                        7. A Christian competes

personal gain.                                                                for personal improvement

and to advance God’s kingdom.




8. The winner gains personal                                                 8. A Christian attributes his

glory for his achievements.                                                  success to God and gives

Him the glory.



9. To compete successfully, one                                           9. Cooperation and love are

can have an animosity                                                       keys; we should rejoice in

toward the opponent.                                                            others’ victories.



10. Winning is defeating the opponent.                                 10. Winning is doing my best

and leaving the rest to God.