In 1996 I formed links betweenmy local  More Than Gold  at Homebush Bay and Auburn 
and the International Sports Coalition in Atlanta
 a city church in Atlanta.
 and a prayerr ministry in Atlanta.

The International Sports Cooalition granted me permission to run two More Than Gold Luncheons in Auburn
   during the 1996 Atlanta Games.

The text - 1 Peter Chapter 1 verse 7
  • as Christians we suffer trials
  • genuiness of our faith proved in trials, tested by fire.
  • our faith in the Lord  Jesus Christ is more precous than gold.
  • the end is to glorify Christ

There are  many illustrations from athletics  in the New Testament  which include :

running the race



reaching the goal.