7 C’s of a Godly Man – Part 2: Confidence
Our recent Men’s Fellowship event incorporated Building A Deck. Our volunteer builders both ministered while building and made amazing parallels of how vital a competent framework is. Just as a strong deck needs a strong foundation, our reliance in God’s word should be our sound foundation upon which we lead our lives, love our wives, and build our families. Like beginning with a specific deck block, our life must be built outward and upon Chief Cornerstone, Jesus Christ.
One parallel that our builder made was this: “Not only do we need the correct tools to build this deck, there is one characteristic that must be coupled with your tools: confidence.” Our builder stated, “Without confidence, I cannot handle this drill, or trust my own ability to build a secure foundation. But because I’ve experienced and mastered these tools, I build with confidence.” In like manner, we cannot become the men that God calls us to be without confidence. Our confidence, when humbly combined with the right tools, are formidable weapons for the fight in the faith. More so, when we understand and place our confidence in the Lord, we can accomplish anything. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds….”.
Man of God, your confidence matters. Your ability to believe in yourself, without giving into self-idolatry, is needed to weather the storm of enemies and the unexpected battles of life. The life you are leading and building ought to be filled with the confidence in God who created you. - Cornerstone Men’s Fellowship
Cornerstone Youth Sports (CYS) is a ministry outreach to all the youth of San Antonio. Our sole objective is to lead athletes and their families to a Saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. CYS leagues and teams provide a safe, fun, competitive and distinctly Christian environment where kids can learn about sports and Christ through mentoring and instruction.
CYS also provides a competitive and Christ-centered sports outlet for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 years old. We currently offer soccer, football, baseball, basketball and volleyball programs. Proverbs 22:6 states that we should, “train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it”. Practices, games and related activities will exist in an environment that develops Christian character, personal success skills and athletic ability in each child. CYS looks forward to the opportunity to coach your child and encourage them to become all that God created them to be!
For no greater foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11 NIV
Everyone who competes in the game goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that doesn't last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:25 NIV
We offer many sports and camps for any athlete. When you play with us our aim is to impact not just the athlete, but the family as well.
CORNERSTONE YOUTH SPORTS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Raymond Philyaw is a former arena football quarterback who served most recently as the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Sharks in the Arena Football League (AFL). As an athlete, he played for the Cleveland Gladiators, Chicago Rush, Kansas City Brigade, Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings, and the Albany/Indiana Firebirds, leading the Chicago Rush to the American Conference championship games in 2004 and 2005.
Prior to his Arena Football career, he played in the Canadian Football League and Indoor Football League. Philyaw attended Northeast Louisiana University where he holds the school record for touchdown passes and was inducted into the University of Louisiana Monroe Athletics Hall of Fame.
Cornerstone Youth Sports Athletic Director