HONOR BEGETS HONOR 

Allen Asa motivated to “Honor Thy Father.”

“Just want to say thank you. 10 years ago you gave me the biggest motivator I have. This belt may be old. It may be scratched and torn, But the only thing I see when I pick it up every workout is you walking out with it. I can literally feel your presence in this belt. It’s a reminder to me in between each set that I have your blood. I have your passion. It shows me whatever anyone says I will prove them wrong. And you push me everyday through this belt to be better than anyone in the room. Thank you for this Dream Dad. You’ll never know how much it means to me.”
-Allen Asa 

Honoring your father and mother is being respectful in word and action and having an inward attitude of esteem for their position.

The Greek word for honor means “to revere, prize, and value.” Honor is giving respect not only for merit but also for rank. 

For example, some Americans may disagree with the President’s decisions, but they should still respect his position as leader of their country. 

Similarly, children of all ages should honor their parents, regardless of whether or not their parents “deserve” honor.

God exhorts us to honor father and mother. He values honoring parents enough to include it in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) and again in the New Testament: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). 

Honoring parents is the only command in Scripture that promises long life as a reward. Those who honor their parents are blessed (Jeremiah 35:18-19). 

In contrast, those with a “depraved mind” and those who exhibit ungodliness in the last days are characterized by disobedience to parents (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2).

Solomon, the wisest man, urged children to respect their parents (Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17). 

Although we may no longer be directly under their authority, we cannot outgrow God’s command to honor our parents. 

Even Jesus, God the Son, submitted Himself to both His earthly parents (Luke 2:51) and His heavenly Father (Matthew 26:39). 

Following Christ’s example, we should treat our parents the way we would reverentially approach our heavenly Father (Hebrews 12:9; Malachi 1:6).

Obviously, we are commanded to honor our parents, but how? 

Honor them with both actions and attitudes (Mark 7:6). 

Honor their unspoken as well as spoken wishes. “A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1). 

In Matthew 15:3-9, Jesus reminded the Pharisees of the command of God to honor their father and mother. 

They were obeying the letter of the law, but they had added their own traditions that essentially overruled it. 

While they honored their parents in word, their actions proved their real motive. Honor is more than lip service. The word “honor” in this passage is a verb and, as such, demands a right action. 

We should seek to honor our parents in much the same way that we strive to bring glory to God—in our thoughts, words, and actions. 

For a young child, obeying parents goes hand in hand with honoring them. That includes listening, heeding, and submitting to their authority. 

After children mature, the obedience that they learned as children will serve them well in honoring other authorities such as government, police, and employers. 

While we are required to honor parents, that doesn’t include imitating ungodly ones (Ezekiel 20:18-19). 

If a parent ever instructs a child to do something that clearly contradicts God’s commands, that child must obey God rather than his/her parents (Acts 5:29).

Honor begets honor. 

God will not honor those who will not obey His command to honor their parents. If we desire to please God and be blessed, we should honor our parents. 

Honoring is not easy, is not always fun, and certainly is not possible in our own strength. 

But honor is a certain path to our purpose in life—glorifying God. 

“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord” (Colossians 3:20).


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He is the AGPW Voice of Action, “Brother” John Anderson

“BROTHER” JOHN ANDERSON

From:

Lexington, Kentucky 

Height: 

6′ 7″

Signature Moves:

The Voice of Action

Effective use of Dead Air

Calling out Signature Moves

Verbiage of Viciousness

Having the Last Word 

Bio:

Brother John has been a Pro Wrestling fan since WrestleMania III caught his eye back in 1987. 

His all time favorite Pro Wrestler is “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who is one of the most recognizable Pro Wrestling stars worldwide.

Brother John has also been an Actor for several Christian Films.

Working as:

Lead Ringside Announcer

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Despite holding numerous minor championships in several Independent Wrestling Companies throughout his career the Dark Rider was always told that he would never be a Heavyweight Champion because he did not fit the mold to be the “Face of any Pro Wrestling Company.”

However the Masked One won his first Heavyweight Championship in American Championship Wrestling (Ohio) in May 2005 when he defeated “Mad Dawg” Mercy and “Nightmare” Jimmie Lee, in a Triple Threat Match.

Dark Rider went on to win the Ohio Appalachian Wrestling Heavyweight Championship three months later in August 2005 defeating “Canadian Crusher” Brian Boucher.

By Winning two Heavyweight Championships he proved that he could win the big one, not once but twice, Dark Rider also defended both championships simutaniously while working full-time for both companies.

Dark Rider and OAW had a huge falling out over Rider’s contract not being honored by the company and Dark Rider decided to ride away from Pro Wrestling completely in December 2006.

Dark Rider never lost either of his Heavyweight Championships inside the ring. 

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AGPW DEVOTIONAL CONTENT

The following Devotion is from T.C. Stallings book “Playing on God’s Team.”

Check out tcstallins.com for more information on this phenomenal 21 Week Devotional for building true Christian Athletes.

Are There Many Ways to Play on God’s Team?

There is only one way to play on God’s team—His way. Knowing that the game plan of Christ is the only one that will work for His team is an important aspect to grasp because we live in a world that tends to ignore this truth. Many people, rather than depending solely on the Bible’s instructions, have chosen to trust their own instincts when determining what Jesus will or will not accept from them.

This is how some athletes become what I like to call game-day Christians. They don’t really pray or read Scripture that much during the week, but on game day, that’s when God gets a lot of attention. I used to be like this myself. I wanted protection from injury, the vision on the field, and a victory all wrapped up in one big blessing. During the week, however, I just wanted my food blessed. I was not aware how silly it was for me to think that I could ignore Jesus all week long, and then—like a football genie— He’d grant all my game-day wishes just because I “believed in Him.”

No one can change what God’s Word says and has already defined as acceptable when it comes to membership on God’s team. Our earthly opinions will never replace God-breathed Scripture. As a Christian, the Bible alone—without twisting, manipulating, or tailoring it—must be our ultimate source of truth and guidance. The Bible is the only acceptable way to play for His team. All other methods fail if they try to replace or compromise God’s truth.

If life is the game, then the Bible is the perfect playbook. Without one, it is utterly impossible to play on God’s team.

When people accept Christ and join His team but then make a lifelong continued effort to play by their own rules, they’ll eventually become players He cannot use. By ignoring the game plan of God, you are cutting yourself off from the team.

Choosing to live by our own rules is like walking up to Jesus and saying, “I’m sorry, Coach. I love being on your team, but I just don’t like certain parts of your game plan. So I’ll just go with mine instead—but I’m still gonna need your blessings on my plans, Big Guy.”

A Christian athlete is defined by the fact that he or she strives to follow Christ each and every day, because for each of them every day is game day. 

AGPW DEVOTIONAL CONTENT

The following Devotion is from T.C. Stallings book “Playing on God’s Team.”

Check out tcstallins.com for more information on this phenomenal 21 Week Devotional for building true Christian Athletes.

Coaches Coach, Players Play

Many times, as players on God’s team, the toughest battles we face in the game of life are the ones against ourselves. We get in God’s way by not allowing Him to have His way. This is when we as players decide to take on the role of head coach. And in doing so, we replace God’s plan with our own.

Take a look at John 15:5 and notice the word remain. It indicates and identifies a challenging task for each and every one of us—to not only let Jesus take the lead, but also to allow Jesus to keep that lead at all times. John 15:5 also reveals a key condition for all of us who decide to play on God’s team: it is only through staying connected to God that the fruit-bearing occurs. He’s making it clear that we’ll never be able to accomplish anything meaningful for God without a connection to His Son.

Jesus knows that we may start off obeying His game plan but then be tempted to give up on it at some point. Jesus clearly warns that whenever we try to live according to our own set of rules, plans, or opinions, we are getting set to accomplish large amounts of nothing.

AGPW DEVOTIONAL CONTENT 

The following Devotion is from T.C. Stallings book “Playing on God’s Team.”

Check out tcstallins.com for more information on this phenomenal 21 Week Devotional for building true Christian Athletes.

Let’s Set the Table

Team is defined as a “group of people working together on a specific task.” By definition, it is true to say that all Christians form a team. We are a group of people who are called by Jesus to work together with the common purpose of carrying out His will in the earth. With that understanding in mind, let’s continue by speaking a language all of us athletes can vibe with—let’s talk in terms of a team.

Since we as Christians are indeed a team, then we can say that God is our head coach, along with His Son Jesus (who saved us) and His Holy Spirit (who empowers us). Since teams are designed to participate in games, we can say that Christians play in the game of life. This game schedule is a tough and lengthy one, however—365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We never stop playing because life never stops happening.

More than that, we play against the same opponent each day. Satan’s team is powerful and determined. Their coach is crafty and clever. He is committed to his game plan of killing, stealing, and destroying (John 10:10). He’s playing to win, and he already has many victories. Take a look at today’s world and all the evil in it and you can clearly see how many lives he has impacted for the worse. Confidence when facing Satan can be hard to come by, which is why it is important that we always remember that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

This is so powerful to understand! We are more than conquerors. What does that even mean? I decided to look up the word conqueror. What I found was that there were multiple definitions, but here’s the one I loved the most: “To be victorious.”

Romans 8:37 guarantees that even with all the power that Satan has in his arsenal, it is those of us on God’s team who will ultimately be victorious. God’s players will be the champions. There is nothing that can stop God’s game plan from succeeding in the lives of His players—except one thing. What can stop His plan?

His own players. How is this even possible? We can stop God’s plan in our lives by abandoning His plan and doing our own thing. Doing our own things means that we have abandoned God’s plan.