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Baltimore Raven's head coach, John Harbaugh, takes a photo with a fan during practice at Under Armour Performance Center on August 1, 2022. Photo: WIki, Maryland GovPics 2.0

Ravens coach John Harbaugh “gives glory and honor where its due” 

Kansas Citians will be cheering for the Chiefs in the AFC championship game against Baltimore on Sunday. At the same time, however, they can appreciate the public expression of faith by Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.

Last weekend, he quoted scripture in his post-game news conference, saying he wanted to “give glory and honor where it’s due.” His comments came after his top-seeded Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 34-10 in the NFL divisional round. Harbaugh began his news conference by quoting 1 Chronicles 29:11.

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“This is something that was sent to me before the game,” he said, according. “It is just meaningful to me. So I’m going to share it with you, because I think it’s the right thing to do. And it’s a verse. ‘Greatness, power, glory, victory and honor belong to you, because everything in heaven and on earth belongs to you. The kingdom belongs to you, Lord. You are the head and the ruler over everything.’ There’s amazing spirit on this team. And I just want to kind of give honor and glory where it’s due.”

Harbaugh is in his 16th season as Ravens coach and has a record of 160-99 during that stretch. Baltimore has made the playoffs 11 times during his stint there. He discussed his faith last year during an interview on the Sports Spectrum Podcast.

“To me, success is alignment with God,” he said. “Perfect success would be perfect alignment with God and God’s will. He knows what our true desires are, what our purpose is, so trying to find that purpose through connection with God — being connected and filled with the spirit of God, the Holy Spirit — that is success.

“Really, (walking with Christ) comes down to trust, I do believe. I trust providence. I trust God’s will, his plan. As much as anything, try to put it in his hands, because when you look back, you can see where he’s brought you.”

–Alan Goforth | MV




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