When my wife and I were flying home from Sarasota, Florida last night, there was a guy across the aisle from us who was wearing what looked like light blue pajamas covered with the Tennessee Titan’s name and logo. He was on his way to attend the Titans/Bengals playoff game. He told us that he has season tickets and flies to Nashville for every home game.
Sports fan enthusiasm is passionate, even outlandish. That’s how I feel about the risen Jesus!!! (Maybe I should jet somewhere in Jesus pajamas.)
Sporting events allow fans the freedom of bold, enthusiastic expression. Church would rather people sit in unexpressive silence. If Christianity generated as much heart-felt enthusiasm and commitment as the NFL play-offs and other major sporting events do, it would transform the world.
Church lines people up in rows for a never-ending lecture series. Jesus fires people up with never ending love! Be empowered by the living Word, not bored by wordy religious lectures!
Jesus is like outlandish sports fans. He often does things outside of the normal, human comfort zone. If you won’t let Him make you uncomfortable, you’ll miss out on much that He’s doing.
The titles, Lord and Christ, deserve much more praise and enthusiasm than the title, world champions. Goooooooo for Jesus!!! He’s the real world champion!