Big Game Tomorrow

I’m looking forward to the SEC Championship Game tomorrow.  Too bad UGA is not in the mix; that would be incredible.  But, I believe it’s going to be a great game between Florida and Alabama.  Florida has been strong for years but I’ve been saying for a while now to watch Bama.  Once they got Saban, I knew they were on the rise.  It’s going to be a battle for sure. When it’s all said and done, I’m pretty sure an SEC team will be in the Championship Game against a Big 12 school.  And, as an SEC loyalist, you know I’ll be pulling for them over the Big 12.  

As I was thinking football my mind was drawn to larger things.  How nice would it be for us to all come together for a common purpose and goal.  Sure, there may be some issues and circumstances where we fall on opposite sides, but in the big game, it’s important to join together against a common foe.  I know I’m probably reading WAY too much into this game and the National Championship showdown, but I’m somewhat inspired when I can root for a team I’ve pulled against just a few weeks ago.  Interesting how football intersects with life and ministry. 

I Love This Weather!

I LOVE the fall. The temperature drops, the leaves begin to change and my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) is rapidly approaching. Unlike my wife, I like the colder weather and enjoy the winter months, so I don’t mind that fall signals the coming winter.

Fall means more ministry for the church as well. As we settle down from summer and get into the groove of school, it’s time to be faithful to church and do three major things: CONNECT, GROW and SERVE. Connect with God in worship, grow in discipleship through our small groups and serve God by reaching out to others and serving in ministry.

Use this natural change in the seasons to plug in, connect and commit to serve God at your local church. I love the fall; it’s a great time to make the decision to get serious about serving God.