Acts 13:44 (ESV)
The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.
The Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting games. Companies will pay 5 million dollars to have their advertisements play during the game on this one day because they know so many people will see it.
At the end of the day half the crowd will be happy and the other half are disappointed. Only one team can win and the results are final until the next season.
When Jesus walked this earth it was reported that thousands of people came out to hear Him. This was true of His followers once they continued on His ministry too. In Acts we hear of the whole city gathering to hear Paul and Barnabas speak.
The great thing about preaching the word of God is that everyone can receive Good News. Jesus’ message does not exclude half the crowd, but gives hope and grace to anyone who will receive it.
That’s the type of team I want to be on. That’s the champion I want to follow.
Dear Lord, it’s great to have other interests in our lives, but let’s not forget that You are the number one. May we be open to Your message, enthusiastic to hear more, and dedicate our time to worshiping You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.