Winning In Life! (A Golf Sermon Monologue)
Sermon Idea: A dramatic monologue illustrating what golf teaches us about the Christian life.
Open with a "You Tube" video of Tiger Woods (or other golfer) hitting a drive.
Enter sanctuary carrying your golf bag yelling "fore!" Begin to look for your ball. Have a ball planted next to one of the seats or pews near the front. Stop at the front of the auditorium.
Opening statement: There's my ball! In the rough again! I thought that I would get a quick round of golf in today at (Your Church Name) Country Club. You know life's kind of busy and I only have Sunday's to play. I know you and God understand, right? Actually, the beauty of nature does remind me that God our creator is quite an artist! When God finished His work of creation, He declared that it was good. Solomon said, "He has made everything beautiful in its time" (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Well, since I'm here I might as well cool off while and tell you a little bit about the game. (Reach into the golf bag and retrieve your Bible) Actually, there are many things about the game of golf that can teach us about living the Christian life.
1. To begin with, if you're going to be any good at golf, you need a lot of patience. Golf and Life Require Much Patience. Now there's one thing about the character of God that I'm certainly glad of on a daily basis - He is patient with me! Whenever I find myself being impatient I have to remind myself of God's character - He is patient and I'm glad He is!
As a Christian there is The Need for Patience. Patience is the fruit that comes from God's Spirit dwelling in us. We need patience in our dealings with one another. Colossians 4:2 says, "Be patient, bearing with one another in love." We need patience also in difficult times. Sometimes we go through trials. We go through dry and rough periods where it's tough to keep our focus.
Going through trials in life is like driving our ball into ...
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