Bandwagon Believers vs Faithful Followers

As you know, this Sunday, one team will be crowned Champion of the National Football League. The Superbowl is one of the most celebrated times of the year in America. It is also the time when all the bandwagon’ers of that one team will emerge from the shadows to join the faithful fans in celebration.

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A friend of mine (and Seattle Seahawks fan) told me that two weeks ago when his team was getting destroyed by the Green Bay Packers in the NFC East Conference Championship, his son (who is also a serious fan), left the house in tears with about five minutes to go in the fourth quarter. He sat outside sulking because he just knew that they were not going to the Superbowl.

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I AM Praying For You

In Luke 22:31-32 Jesus tells Peter that He “prayed” for him that his faith would not fail. And guess what? In the end, His faith did not fail. Go figure!

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Even though in just a few hours, Peter would deny Christ not once—not twice—but three times, still, his faith did not ultimately fail. Peter went on to become the leader of the Church when it was born, one of the greatest apostles, and ultimately a very willing martyr for Christ.

So, rather than fail, Peter’s faith actually increased, didn’t it? By his willingness to even be crucified for Jesus, we see that his faith in Christ became phenomenal!

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Your Happy New Day!

Knowing And Owning The Day The Lord Has Made

Imagine your life is a game show like the classic “Let’s Make A Deal”, where you have three doors to choose from. And let’s say that door number one is labeled “Your Past”, door number two is labeled “Your Present”, and door number three is labeled “Your Future”, and you can have whatever is behind just one of the doors.

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To make it interesting, right off the bat, the host says, “Let’s see what’s behind door number one!” When the door opens, you see a day from your past that turned out to be the best day that you’ve ever experienced in your life so far. Your eyes almost well up with tears because you haven’t seen good days in a long, long time.

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