In 1971 Virginia, after leading his team to 15 winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast was demoted and replaced by Herman Boone. These two men overcame their differences and turned a group of hostile young men into champions. Remember the Titans is based on a true story of how a town, torn apart by resentment, friction, and mistrust, comes together.
Almost 2000 years earlier, there was another group of Titans who lived in the city of Corinth. They had abilities, talent, money, and they had Christ, but their environment allowed them to use their new Christian faith as a vehicle to amplify their own self-centeredness.
The apostle Paul, who pastored them, coached them, and had lived with them for 18 months, wrote to them. His hope was that they would become champions in reaching their city, and beyond, with the great news of Jesus Christ. We could learn a lot from these Titans of old and we might just find that, if we followed Coach Paul’s advice, we could be the best team and the best church that we could be!