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Football players celebrate in their struggles, Christians can, too.

Early Christians, like football players, knew how to find joy in the middle of struggles and pain. They knew how to celebrate! Sometimes God just wants us to get our ego, our traditions, and our stuff out of His way … Continue reading

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Christ called audibles are transformational

An audible is when a quarterback in football calls out a change in the programmed play right before the ball is snapped. Perhaps churches should let the living, resurrected Jesus be our quarterback and call out audibles during worship meetings. … Continue reading

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Is a one-man sermon like one-man soccer? (Getting a kick out of soccer.)

Getting a kick out of soccer . . . While watching a soccer (football) game, I noticed that no one person kept constant control of the soccer ball. Instead the ball was being headed, kicked, passed, run, and rolled all over the … Continue reading

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Tennessee Titans Quarterback Marcus Mariota says . . .

Quotes by and about Tennessee Titan quarterback, Marcus Mariota: “For me, it is a dream come true. It is an opportunity to fulfill a lifetime dream, and I am looking forward to it.” Mariota “God has taught me that I can … Continue reading

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Soccer church? Or American football church?

  American football style church = the quarterback (pastor) is responsible for getting the ball (the Gospel) to others. Soccer style church = any player can move the ball and/or pass it to others.

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The Word, The World Cup, & CPR

Perhaps we need more on Sunday mornings than religious education and/or personal motivation. We need the inner transformation that comes from following and obeying the living, resurrected Jesus Christ together in a meeting! I read the Bible almost every day … Continue reading

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Quarterback Preacher & Handoff Church

Is it time for a handoff or a pass to Jesus?  Football season is upon us and the quarterback’s job is to get the football to a playmaker, either by a handoff or a pass. I believe that a pastor’s … Continue reading

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Perhaps A Pastor Should Oversee, Not Direct Church Services

–“Overseer” — that’s how the word for Christian leader is translated in some versions of the New Testament.  That translation fits Jesus’ command that leaders be “servants.” –A great example of an overseer is a basketball or football official.  He/she … Continue reading

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Bud’s Boldly Chasing Manning, But As For Me . . .

Observing the media circus of Bud Adams & the Tennessee Titans in hot pursuit of Peyton Manning makes me wonder . . . What would it be like if a group of people in Nashville began to publicly pursue Jesus … Continue reading

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What Is The World’s Greatest Valentine’s Greeting?

What is the greatest Valentine’s Day greeting ever? John 3:16 (This isn’t just written in eye black on NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s face in pictures of his college football career at The University of Florida.  John 3:16 is a living … Continue reading

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