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 Pastor Lowe's Monthly Message .

    "Friday Nights"           
 

 

 

 

             

 

I’m an avid football fan.  God has blessed me with six grandsons
and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them play sports. 

My chest swelled with pride on Friday night, as I watched
my grandsons make great plays!

 It makes me think of how God must think watching us play the game of life.   He must be cheering us on as we accomplish great deeds and win others to Christ.  He encourages us to brush up on our talents and grow in our abilities of serving Him.    2 Peter 3:18 (NIV) says, “…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ….” 

 Now life is so much more important than a game of football, but many of us go through life like its not important.  We act like what we do and say does not matter as long as we’re living life.  

 If while playing football, what would happen if some of the players decided to stop and take a break during the play or if a player didn’t want to listen to the quarterback’s commands and run off their own way?  The game would be lost, the fans would wonder what had happened--chaos would win.  I Corinthians 10:24 (NIV) says, “Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.”

 In life, what is done for Christ (with the leading of the Holy Spirit as our guide and quarterback) will last for eternity, understanding that we are to work together so that all can come to Christ.  Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together…but let us encourage one another…” 

Enjoy a good football game on Friday night, but keep your life in perspective, it is just a game.   ‘All that’s done for Christ’ will last on Friday night and every other night of the week.  With the Holy Spirit as our quarterback, we can win the game.