BUFF CITY HOOPS
9 Minute Directions for Halftime
Session One - INTEGRITY
Basketball is a gateway to character development in young people. At each Buff City Hoops game, 9 minutes will be devoted to teaching a basketball skill, character development, life direction and prayer. Each 9MD will begin with the Weekly Keyword that leads into the message. Each site will provide the 9MD Leader who can be anyone they trust to set a good example for the young folks. After 9 minutes, the group will end the halftime huddle with a prayer. If you have any questions please call Bob Kuebler at 716-830-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
9MD1 Weekly Keyword - INTEGRITY
Integrity - solid character, honest, your word is good, you do what you say what you will do, you are a team player, you promote unity, you do what is right.
Integrity in basketball - A basketball player with integrity always puts the team first. He doesn't yell at a player who threw the ball away or missed a shot. A player with integrity always plays his best and helps teammates play up to their potential. A player with integrity does not cheat or make up their own rules. A player with integrity is honest about their own skills and works hard to improve to be the best that they can be.
Integrity in Character - If the ball goes out of bounds and you touched it last, but the referee never saw you touch the ball and awards your team the ball, what should you do? Do you admit to the ref that you touched the ball last? That's what a person with integrity would do - they would be honest. If people see you lie in one area of your life, then they will believe that you will lie about other things. They will believe you to be a liar. People with integrity are solid folks who tell the truth.
Integrity in Life - "Likewise, encourage the young men to be sensible about everything. Set an example of good works yourself, with integrity and dignity in your teaching. Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us." That comes from the Book of Titus 2:6-8 in the Bible. Sometimes people will lie about you to get you into trouble. Guys with integrity simply tell the truth without retaliation. Why? Everything in life comes full circle - "How you treat others is how they will treat you." Jesus was accused by many folks who lied about him. He died after saying these words: "Father forgive them, them don't know what their doing." Guys with integrity make mistakes and forgive other guys who make mistakes.
Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody. Jesus loves you and so do we.
9MD was created by Bob Kuebler - Youth With A Purpose and may be freely used by anybody.