Gospel Trick Shots

Gospel TrickShot #11


History of the Trick Shot: The first time I saw this shot was by the late great Lou “Machine Gun” Butera. This was his signature shot. He would shoot this shot in rapid fire and he was one of the fastest pool players on the planet. I had the privilege to play and notch a win again this legend! Years later, he attended our Gospel Trick Shot Bible studies and shared that he was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

GTS Name and Why: Some trick shot shooters use the seven solid colored object balls in this shot. While teaching 4thand 5th grade back in the 1990’s, I used the acronym ROY G BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet) to remember the seven colors of the rainbow in the correct order. In the Bible, the rainbow represents the first promise from God never to flood the world again!

Scripture References in NIV Translation: Genesis 6-9, Hebrews 13:5, and I Corinthians 10:13.

Cue Ball Placement: Cue ball is not needed, however can be included to represent a cloud.

Object Ball(s) placement: As shown in the diagram below in the correct color order ROY G BIV.

Objective: Place a cue stick with the butt of the stick near corner pocket A on the table alongside rail ABC. Shoot the balls in the correct color order, with top right (running) English, so that they hit the 3 rails. The red ball should strike diamond 1 near pocket C and then each successive ball will strike one ball width above that. After 3 rails, the balls will hit cue stick on the table and slide into corner pocket A.

Special Notes: After you strike that first (red) ball, which is the first ball on the right in diagram, and it goes 3 cushions and passes you, then strike the next ball the same way and repeat the process until all balls are pocketed. You can learn to increase your speed by shooting two balls before one passes you and so on!

Crowd Reactions Through the Years: The crowd loves this shot and the faster the better. Again, the message is most important and what I do before shooting the shot is mention several promises from the Bible to build on that first promise that God made with the rainbow. “Promises of God” is another name that I gave to this shot to emphasize that the Bible contains many promises from God to us.

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