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Faith of New York Rangers

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Look at these inspiring words I came across in The New York Times this morning.

The first thing we have to do is believe. If you don’t believe, you don’t have a chance. You have to believe and then everything is possible. When you start believing, it’s already happening. You just have to put the pieces together.

I risk reading too much into this but doesn’t it sound like part of a sermon about the role of faith for Christians? Perhaps inspired by the following Words?

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:18)

In my head, I even hear some echoes of Pastor John Piper’s extensive sermon series about regeneration.

So, who made such an inspiring comment?? Surprise! It was Jaromír Jágr, the captain of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, who was talking about what Rangers need to do in its Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mr. Jágr scored the crucial first goal during last night’s fourth game which Rangers won to avoid being eliminated in a sweep. The full article is found here.


Written by Matthew

May 2, 2008 at 2:12 pm