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The 700 Club with Pat Robertson

Super Bowl XXXIX

Super Bowl Faith: Comments from the Players

By Andrew Knox and Shawn Brown
The 700 Club The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles have lots of strong Christians who hold each other accountable off the field. Just listen to what they have to say.


Je’Rod Cherry
"We have evangelism going on within the team that definitely has an affect on what we’re doing out here today because guys are actually seeking God. Guys are here, like Don Davis, he’s an integral part of this. He holds a Bible study every Thursday and then he also helps with the chapel, and we’re growing in the Word."

Don Davis
"I think about the prayer of Jabez: 'Oh, that You would bless me, indeed, that You would enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me far from evil.' God has put me on a platform like the parable of the talents, ‘Hey, I’ve given to you five talents. What are you going to do?’ God has given me five, and I pray that I’m producing five more and He’s going to say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.' "

Adam Vinatieri
"We have a good fellowship of Christians on our team, and we all build strength from that and from each other. It gives us a big podium and great opportunity that the Lord gave us to be out here and to glorify Him."

David Patton
"I asked God to place me in this position to give me this platform to glorify His name. I don’t do a lot of boasting. My boasting is in the Lord Jesus, because I know that everything I’ve accomplished, whether the organization gives credit to Him or the team gives credit to Him, it's all because of His blessings. I told him personally that I would give Him the glory."

David Givens
"A lot of attention that we get is given to us as human beings, but without the glory of God, we would not be here. We do all this for the glory of God."


Tra Thomas
"It keeps me real grounded. Our spiritual walk has gotten us to this point, and as a team I think we have one of the highest numbers of believers. What we try and do is take pride in our walk."

Ike Reese
"It doesn’t allow you to get filled up with all the pats on the back. It isn’t about what you’ve done; it's about what the Lord has allowed us to do and where He’s put us. Everything is done for a purpose, so it definitely keeps you humble."

Brian Dawkins
"What my faith does for me is it keeps me humble because I know where my blessings come from. I know that nothing that I have I’m deserving of."

Corey Simon
"I had a team chaplain in college who told me, ‘Corey, when you get a chance to step out on that field, that’s your pulpit and you get a chance every opportunity to preach a sermon every time you play this game. So, this is a tremendous stage for us. This will be my church; this will be my chapel on Sunday. And when it's all said and done, who gets the glory? That’s what matters. To God be the glory, to Jesus Christ be the glory, because it's through Him that we’re here."

Roderick Hood
"God means everything to me, and that’s the only reason I’m sitting here talking to you right now. I just thank God for the opportunity to be here and to be able to play this great game."

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