What We Can Learn About the Christian Faith/Life From Football

Speaker: Scott Jarrett | Nov 28, 2016
  1. You can’t play the game (be a Christian) unless you are selected by a team.

    1. 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)
    2. Anyone who attempts to get on the field, who is not on the team, is thrown out as an imposter. (1 Jo 2:19)
    3. 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)
    4. 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!
  2. You play to win or your time on the team, and playing the game, will be short lived.

    1. The game is your life. (Phi 1:21; Rom 11:36; 2 Ti 2:1-2; Deu 4:29)
    2. You train your body for the game. (1 Co 9:23-27; 1 Ti 4:7-8)
    3. You play all four quarters. (2 Tim 4:7-8; Mt 10:22)
    4. You learn the playbook and strive to be perfect in your execution. (2 Ti 2:15; Phi 3:12-15)
    5. You listen to the coaches. (Heb 13:17; 2 Ti 1:13)
    6. You are committed to the team. (Acts 2:42)
  3. 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)