Wentz’s proclamation was the catalyst for an impressive faith movement among the thriving NFL team.
That fall, former Eagles wide receiver Marcus Johnson was baptized by his fellow teammates and coaches in a hotel pool prior to a Thursday night game in October 2017.
— Marcus D. Johnson📢 (@Mojomdj) October 12, 2017
A Band of Bible-Believing Brothers
More than just a pre-game prayer on the field, Christianity became “the locker room’s binding force” behind Philadelphia’s cohesiveness both on-and-off the field that season.
In celebration of the team’s faith movement, the Philadelphia Eagles organization even released a video, giving fans a deeper look at what their favorite players are all about.
The eight-minute testimonial features Carson Wentz along with wide receiver Torrey Smith and safety Chris Maragos, who openly share their individual faith journeys of redemption and hope.
While most players in the NFL spend the season in practices, watching film and preparing for the competition on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles were spending their weeks suiting up for battle.
“Every Monday night we have a couple’s Bible study. We have a Thursday night team Bible study,” Wentz shared in the video. “And Saturday nights, we actually get together the night before the game and just kind of pray and talk through the Word and what guys have been reading, what they’re struggling with, and just kind of keep it real with each other. To have that here in an NFL facility like this, it’s really special.”
Jesus says, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am as well.” The Eagles have taken the Lord at His Word and shown the world that there is power in the name of Jesus.
“I think what we’re always challenging each other with is not to lose sight of the bigger picture,” Wentz said. “Wins, losses, highs, lows, everything that comes with this game, it’s so easy to take your mind and your eyes off the ultimate prize, and that’s living for the Lord.”