1 Chronicles 16:25 (KJV) – For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
It is a great privilege to be able to choose the team you support. In America, we have freedoms that are often overlooked as privilege. There are countries in this world that require their citizens to support organizations that they may not agree with.
Fans of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra enjoy a symphony hall that is part of a 960,000 square foot arts center, the Woodruff Arts Center. Whether we are a fan of the arts or sports or both, we must always remember that Jesus reigns.
There are teams and organizations with millions of fans. In fact, a high school football team in Allen, TX plays in a $60 million stadium. The Dallas Cowboys stadium cost $1.5 billion to build, originally estimated to cost $600 million.
Atlanta Braves and Falcons are building two new stadiums that cost over $2 billion and will seat 124,000 people.
It is amazing fun to come together with thousands of people to cheer on a team in competition. The fans really come together and cheer loud when a Big Game is on the line.
Hebrews 13:15 (KJV) – By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Praise God for freedom we have in America to gather and cheer for our favorite teams. Give thanks to God especially for our religious freedoms.
John 12:44-50 (NKJV)
44 Then Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. 45 And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. 47 And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.”