At CBSM, we always love to start off our Wednesday night worship services with a funny video and a crazy game. Here is an example of a crazy game that you could use anytime. We tell our students that each side of the room is going to take on each other on the craziest roller coaster ride ever. We play the video and let them see exactly how the roller coaster is going to roll. Then we select a student from each side to stand up in front of their side of students, put their hands up, lean to the left, lean to the right, lean back, lean forward, scream, shake, but no vomitting allowed (that’s the only rule). Then, the best team who simulates the craziest roller coaster ride ever…wins.
It was unthinkable where I was on Saturday night (a couple of weeks ago). I would probably have many of my own disown me. I was in enemy territory. And the reason I was there was… for the sake of the gospel. In fact, I didn’t even go to share the gospel, to witness the gospel, or to preach the gospel. I was just there to live the gospel. What is the gospel? The gospel is that Christ must be LORD of our lives through repentance and faith. And if Christ is LORD, then all else will fall behind Him.
Where was I on Saturday night? I was at a house watching the Auburn game…and I’m an Alabama fan. Now for someone of you reading this that might be a let down, but for the others you know how serious that is. And let’s just down to the dirty part…I was rooting for Auburn! Why in the world would I do such a thing? I was watching the game at the house of two of my students and their parents who are two teachers in my student ministry. Am I the only one that is amazed how Christians can get all-out miffed at each other over college football…or any other team for that matter? Yes, root for your team! But by all means possible…never let sports come between you, others, and Jesus. Christ is building His Kingdom…and it will be undivided. Is that they way you’re practicing life in His kingdom (the church) now?