We are One

Liz and the gang’s soccer team face fierce opponents when they play the Lagarto City Junior Dragons. Gaby Tegu joins Liz’s team. Whose side is she on anyway?

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“For you are all one in Christ Jesus”

Audio Icon   Galatians 3:28



In this story, Liz and the gang play a competitive soccer game against the Lagarto City Junior Dragons. Whenever you play a sport, like soccer or basketball, or a game, like cards or Scrabble, do you think that God cares who wins the game? No, he doesn’t.

However, he does care about how you play the game, how you treat your teammates, and how you treat your competition. The Bible says in Colossians 3:17, "and whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through him." Think about this verse next time you’re playing a board game or when you step onto the baseball diamond. “Sportsmanship” means playing by the rules and being gracious in victory or defeat. Give thanks to God for the teammates you play with and give thanks for the people on the other team—even if they win the game and you don’t.


Organize a family game night. You could play a sport together or play a favorite board game.

Encourage each other to avoid saying phrases like, "No fair!", "You cheated!" or "It wasn't my fault we lost!" Find ways to encourage every player by saying “Way to go!,” “Nice play” and “You did a great job.”

The tricky part is that sometimes you might react negatively before you even realize it. The best thing is to cool down and give yourself a second chance to respond to the other player. Playing games can lead to a lot of arguing. But if everyone decides to play fair, it can be a lot of fun. That might mean giving other players the benefit of the doubt, even if you feel cheated. The great thing is that people like playing with good sports who enjoy the game and enjoy playing with others.