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1 Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:1-15 (NASB) Read verses 5-15 on the site.

In the 1960s, the premier football team in the NFL was the Green Bay Packers. They won the NFL title in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967. They also won the first two Super Bowls. Their coach through all of these winning seasons was Vince Lombardi.

I was watching the news one day in 1966 during the NFL preseason drills. During the sports segment they showed some film from the Packers’ training camp. The players were in the background going through drills. The reporter asked Vince Lombardi several questions about team depth, returning starters, et cetera. I will never forget his answer. (This is from memory so I will paraphrase.) He said, “I can’t answer any questions about who is starting or who is playing what positions. Right now we are focusing on fundamentals.” I remember being amazed at that. This team was full of the best players in the NFL and Coach Lombardi was making them go through tackling and blocking drills that would hone those fundamental skills these guys have been using since they were kids. I do not remember hearing about any of those players complaining about it either.  View article →