What We Can Learn About the Christian Faith/Life From Football
You can’t play the game (be a Christian) unless you are selected by a team.
- The church, as God’s team, holds the franchise keys. Unless the team picks you, you are at best a fan, or a delusional freak. (Mt 16:18-19; 1 Pet 3:21; Col 2:11-14)
- Anyone who attempts to get on the field, who is not on the team, is thrown out as an imposter. (1 Jo 2:19)
- The team (church) has designated coaches (pastors) and players (members) in positions. They must all do their job to be successful. (Eph 4:8-15)
- You should be fired up, and extremely thankful, if God has called you to be a member of the “Super Bowl” worthy team of Denver Reformed Church!
You play to win or your time on the team, and playing the game, will be short lived.
- The game is your life. (Phi 1:21; Rom 11:36; 2 Ti 2:1-2; Deu 4:29)
- You train your body for the game. (1 Co 9:23-27; 1 Ti 4:7-8)
- You play all four quarters. (2 Tim 4:7-8; Mt 10:22)
- You learn the playbook and strive to be perfect in your execution. (2 Ti 2:15; Phi 3:12-15)
- You listen to the coaches. (Heb 13:17; 2 Ti 1:13)
- You are committed to the team. (Acts 2:42)
It’s a game of precision, inches, agony, aptitude and end zones. (1 Pe 5:9; 1 Ti 4:16; Mt 25; Luk 13:22; 2 Co 10; Col 3:1-2; Phi 3:8-13)