Twisting the Shot

Adikia, a Greek word for sin, is twisting a wrong to make it right. Using a basketball analogy, twisting a wrong to make it right is missing the shot, then telling everyone that we made it. Adikia literally means “no righteousness.” John said that all unrighteousness is sin (1 John 5:17), and we must realize […]


Missing the Mark

Hamartia, a Greek word for sin, is missing the mark. Using a basketball analogy, missing the mark is attempting to make the shot, but missing it-similar to an 88 percent free throw shooter who doesn’tmiss 12 of every 100 on purpose. Missing the mark describes one aspect of how every one of us sins. Using […]


Finding Contentment with God

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Lust & Basketball

The New Testament writers used several Greek words for sin. However, those most frequently used can be summed up in four predominant terms. Each can be illustrated using a basketball free-throw analogy. First, missing the mark (hamartia) is attempting to make the shot, but missing it. Second, twisting a wrong to make it right (adikia) […]


The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

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Walk With God

After being blessed with God’s glory on Mount Sinai, Moses spoke to God in a way that showed his heart of confession, repentance and belief in God’s grace: “O Lord, if I have found favor in your eyes, then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and […]