I Quit!

Liz finally makes the football team, but that just the start of his problems. Will he be able to stick with it or he going to have to quit the team?

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it [righteousness]. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Audio Icon   Philippians 3:13-14



In this episode, Liz makes the football team. But when he has to miss a game because he broke a rule he thought was silly, he had to learn an important lesson about finishing what he starts.

What would it have been like for us if Jesus had quit? He came to earth to save us, but he was mocked and beaten and nailed to a cross. Galatians 2:16 says that we were saved by the faith of Christ. That might seem strange to you. Why did Christ have to have faith? He was God! But “faith,” in that verse, means “faithfulness” or “perseverance.” It means that Christ was faithful and did what needed to be done — including dying on the cross — instead of quitting. If he had quit, none of us could be saved.

Want to dig deeper and learn about not being a quitter? Check out Colossians 1:9-12, 2 Thessalonians 3:13, and 2 Timothy 4:7.


Paul used an example of a runner in a race to show the importance of continuing until the end and not quitting. You and your family and friends can do the same thing. Design a ribbon that says, “I didn’t quit.” When someone is doing something hard, like homework, or something boring, like yardwork their parents told them to do, encourage them with the memory verse from this lesson. If they finish what they started, reward them with the ribbon. Then it’s their turn to catch someone else not quitting and reward them with the ribbon.