Faithwire has reported on the strong faith that many of the Philadelphia Eagles players have demonstrated, led by all-pro quarterback Carson Wentz.
Star tight end Zach Ertz told Sports Spectrum this week that despite the craziness of Super Bowl week, and this being the biggest game of his life, making disciples of Christ is still his number one priority in life.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz told us that making disciples of Christ is his number one priority in his life.
Posted by Sports Spectrum on Thursday, February 1, 2018
“It’s huge. Our number one goal on this earth is to make disciples. So faith in football this Sunday is huge, it’s a platform to have that we have to draw people to the Word, to Jesus, it’s something we don’t take for granted by any means. It’s obviously a responsibility, but we love it. We want to draw people to Christ.”
Ertz went on to explain his own personal faith journey, saying he grew up knowing who Christ was but never really had a personal relationship. It wasn’t until last year during the ups and downs of the season that he was experiencing large emotional swings, that he noticed players like Wentz weren’t struggling with the same issue and he was admittedly “envious” of what they had.
This led him to search more, and eventually his relationship with Christ grew and he made the decision to get baptized.
No matter who you are cheering for Sunday, remember to keep all believers on both teams in your prayers as they have a massive platform in which they have an opportunity to point people towards God. May they represent Him well!