God as Defender with Jared Watts
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Defender is a descriptor used at several different points throughout the Bible to describe God. He is there for the weak, the vulnerable, the oppressed — for His people — as the ultimate refuge, as a shelter, as shield, as protector. During these difficult times, when the world is struggling with fear from the coronavirus and its tremendous impact, perhaps more than ever, we need to remember and call upon God to be our Defender.
In today’s From the Touchline episode, special guest and friend, Jared Watts joins me to share some different defensive points of view for the beautiful game and to help illustrate ways that God is our Defender. Jared shares memories from his own story and journey through soccer and we walk and talk through some of the characteristics of God as Defender as found in the Bible verse of Deuteronomy 32:4.
Below is the link to the scripture for today’s episode and a link to the book referenced at the end, as well as the webpage for Jared’s goal :
- Deuteronomy 32:4 (GNT)
- Celtic Blessings, Prayers for Everyday Life, by Ray Simpson
- Jared Watt’s First Professional Goal
From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).
Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccChaplain, in the Apple and Google store.
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