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Are We Truly Satisfied?

CRS Basketball League

2015

Stay tuned for the 2015 league!

Curriculum Sharing

  • Building Friendships

    Since the start of this competition, we have never won a match but through this competition we were able to make new friends from other places and have made stronger friendships within our team. It doesn't matter if we win or lose as we all still had fun. I also hope that through this competition pre-believers will come to know God through the sharings.

  • The One Who Will Be There For Me

    In the first curriculum of this Crossroad league, we have learnt that everybody would have faced one of the darkest time in their lives, be it failing your studies, or breaking up with your girlfriend. This is a story of my darkest time in my life. It was when my grandpa passed away last November.

  • Passing on the Blessings

    Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.

  • God Wants To Heal You

    Throughout my time as an athlete, I've seen people getting injuries during the course of their game, mostly ankle sprain in the game of basketball. Personally, I'm very thankful that not even once did I sprain my ankle or suffer any physical injuries to the extent that I had to stop playing. For those who are familiar with the bible will know that there are many instances of miracle healing in the past compared to the present where we rarely see miracle healing.

  • Planning to Win

    In preparations for a basketball match, coaches and players would have a plan to compete with opponents based on their strengths and weakness. Teams plan out a game plan to achieve a certain goal which in our case, we practices set pieces, we train on our ball handling, shooting, chemistry and etc. However, in a game, unforeseen circumstances can still happen which causes the plan not to go smoothly.

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Game Sharing

  • Win or Lose, We Praise God

    Since we started playing against other teams, we have never won one game. We only came close but still lost. But we still had fun.

  • Don't Stop Shooting

    Being the coach of team ASC is a daunting task. Undoubtedly, it is an absolute privilege and honor to coach a team filled with talent and passion. However, having the pressure of coaching this group of individuals to come together as a team is a challenging task.

  • Encouragement From Team

    As this was only my second competitive game with Kairos, I still had the nerves going into the game. However, as the warm-ups went on, I felt more at ease as I knew I had the support from my other teammates who were all also longing to get our first victory! Throughout the course of the game, it was a great experience and bonding time with this team as I only recently joined.

  • A Game of Nerves

    The game against ASC was a tough one. It was not as we expected. It was a tight game.

  • Many Players, One Team

    1 Corinthians 12:12-26 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

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Are We Truly Satisfied?

John 4:1-42.

My sharing will be based on the story of Jesus and the Samaritan Woman. We know from the story that as Jesus was passing through Samaria, he stopped to rest at a well. It was there that he met the Samaritan Woman. We also know from the story that the Samaritan Woman was longing for water, as it was essential to living. Water still is essential to living for all of us. As it is essential, she thought that it would satisfy her needs.

However, Jesus offered her something more than water. And that was a relationship with Him. To him, this was the only thing that could satisfy her. It was also something that could last forever, and never be taken away from her.

Recently I passed my driving test and to me, it was one of the biggest achievements of my life. However, when I looked at the test result, I would moan at all the mistakes that I made. And I could not help wondering: “hmm what if I did not change lanes so abruptly? I wouldn’t have gotten the 2 demerit points.” And “oh what if I checked my safety more often? Then I would not have had 4 demerit points” Etc. The point was, even though I passed, I was not satisfied with the result I had. I wanted to have a better one.

The same goes to many of us. Whenever we get our test papers back, we would wish we didn’t make this mistake and that mistake so that we could have a better score. Even if we had scored 99/100, we would still very much wish that we didn’t make that one mistake so that we could achieve full marks.

Some of us want to be great basketball players. It starts out with being the best among your group of friends. When you have achieved that, you want to be the best in your neighborhood. After that, you want to be the best player in your school. Soon after, you want to be the best player in your state. Still hungry for more, you want to be the best player in the league. If you make it to the NBA, you would want to be the best in the NBA and after which, the best player in the whole world.

My question to you guys would be: “Do these things really satisfy us?”

We all know that one day these things will be taken away from us. When we die, all these things will become nothing. Are we really living our lives purposefully by pursuing these things?

Right now, I want you to think of something you want to achieve or something you want really really badly. It could be to become the top student in your class, or to have the prettiest girl as a girlfriend.

Think about it, “will it really last?” “Will we be truly satisfied?” “What if it was taken away from us?”
What if one day, the sport that we love so dearly was taken away from us?

I have a friend who when he was younger, was a great football player. How good? He was so good that he was asked to go for the national team trials. But a week before the trials, while playing football with his friends, he tragically tore his ACL. This meant that he could not go for the trials. Because of the injury, for the next 6 years, he could not play the sport that he so dearly loved. In fact, he teared every time he saw a group of people playing football.

Reflection: What is one thing in life that will last forever, will satisfy us fully, and will never be taken away from us?

Sharing by: Timothy Leong from CrossRunners

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Past Standings

2014

1st - All Saints Church (ASC)

2nd - CrossRunners

3rd - Average Joe

4th - Kairos

5th - YG Eagles

6th - A.C.E.

7th - IOTA

See full 2014 results & photos here

2013

1st - All Saints Church (ASC)

2nd - CrossRunners

3rd - Kairos

4th - Ang Mo Kio Methodist Church (A.C.E.)

See full 2013 results & photos here

2008

1st - Bethesda Church Bukit Arang (BCBA)

2nd - Bethesda Serangoon Church (BSC)

3rd - Extreme Youth Zone (XYZ)

4th - Bethesda Hall Ang Mo Kio (BHAMK)

5th - Bethesda Hall Depot Walk (BHDW)

2014 Photos