I stand on Jeremiah 9:23-24:
"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord" (NKJV).
In this passage God tells us where life is and where it is not. God’s priority is that we have a relationship with Him. I found a relationship with God more than 40 years ago and it is still going on.
According to the producers, the DVDs are "an educational, entertaining and inspirational way to learn the essence of the wide receiver position." Here is an excerpt from the DVDs:
A perfectionist, Berry fumbled the football only once during his entire playing career.
Click here for a full biography on Berry via Wikipedia.org, here for a tribute to him from his alma mater of Southern Methodist University (SMU), here for his page on the Texas Sports Hall of Fame website (Class of 1974), and here for his Pro Football Hall of Fame page.
Among the many YouTube videos on the football legend, a unique and funny one is his November 9, 1958, appearance on the popular TV show (1950-67) "What's My Line":
Childhood Memories, New England Patriots . . . mid-1980s, Connecticut
When Berry was the head coach of the NFL's New England Patriots (1984-89), I used to correspond with him through letters/fan mail.
When the letter writing began just prior to the 1985-86 season--the season the Patriots appeared in Super Bowl XX against the Chicago Bears (of which January 26, 2011, is the 25th anniversary)--I was a spiritually lost 14-year-old living in West Hartford, Connecticut.
The letter writing hobby was followed-up by periodic in-person visits to the Patriots training camp in Smithfield, R.I., and to some Patriots games in Foxborough, Mass.
|Thanks for the memories, Mr. Berry.|
With you, and by His sovereign grace,
I glory in the fact that the one and only
true God "understands and knows me."
As a brother in Christ, you may be interested to know how this DVD ever came to be. I was coaching with the Cowboys (Tom Landry) in 1968 and 1969. In January 1970, the Lord spoke clearly to me one Saturday afternoon: 'Quit your job--finish that film.'
By the way, the Lord turned my attention to the Jews and Israel when I was a Babe in Christ [New Testament, 1 Peter 2:2]. He put a love for them in my heart.