Bible Verses & Virtues for the 2017 Upward Season

January 02, 2017

At the midpoint of every Upward basketball or cheerleading practice, coaches lead a short devotion. Each devotion is focused on teaching the character of Christ through the virtues he modeled. Children will see practical examples of how Christ is relevant and a real part of their everyday lives!

This season’s devotions will cover three virtues. Each virtue is taught for three practices and will be highlighted by one verse.  Instead of hearing ten verses in a season, children will be learning and spending time on one verse for three straight weeks. The chart below shows the virtues and their corresponding verses for the 2017 season: 

 

Practice Virtue Bible Verse

Week 1

None - "Get to Know You Time"

N/A

Weeks 2 - 4

Service

God’s gifts of grace come in many forms. Each of you has received a gift in order to serve others.
1 Peter 4:10 (NIrV) 

Weeks 5 - 7

Contentment

I have learned the secret of being content no matter what happens.
Philippians 4:12 (b) (NIrV) 

Weeks 8 - 10

Hope

In this world you will have trouble. But be encouraged! I have won the battle over the world.
John 16:33 (b) (NIrV)