From: David Kabanje
Date: February 14
Subject: GMU: Super bowl and Faith


Beautiful People, 

I’m not sure which team you were rooting for last night, but the super bowl has something to teach us about faith. Each year, we put our faith into a team to accomplish something we cannot—worldwide fame. We vicariously live through these teams; hence, their win is our win. This is a perfect example of faith. “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” (Gal. 2:16 KJV). Our justification and righteousness depend not on our faithfulness but on who we put our faith in. “Faith in” anything signifies dependence and trust in the integrity of the object of our faith. I mean, look at the chair that you are sitting on right now or the floor you are standing on. You are exhibiting unconscious faith in the strength and veracity of your chair and the floor—our faith waivers when we doubt that the chair or floor can hold our weight.

The same thing happens when our favorite team fumbles the ball or misplays. Our faith can fluctuate through experiential means but can be strengthened with consistent behavior. This is true with our human-to-human relationship. If I show my wife a consistent behavior of love and support, she will not hesitate to put her faith in me. The flipside is true as well. If I consistently miss opportunities to show love and support, her faith in me will diminish. Let’s turn the page to our relationship with Jesus. My faith in Christ demonstrates a trust in His character, reliance, and stability. My faith in Christ says this, “I have a right relationship with God because of the faithfulness of Jesus.” I can do all things that are good and true through Christ because the substance of His character is true and good! My faith in Christ affords me the greatest victory that no team can ever give me. Through faith in Christ and Christ’s faithfulness, we are more than conquerors! As this week progresses, and you find yourself doubting Jesus, remind yourself that “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore” (Hebrews 13:8). He is consistently good, and you can trust Him. 

P.S.  We are excited to announce that uGather is moving to the Woods Auditorium! Come and worship with us at 10:35 AM with hot drinks and desserts. Our speaker will be Pastor Guadalupe! 

P.P.S. Family Worship will be at 7:00 PM this week at College View Church and will have a concert that includes, art, poetry, music, and an interactive Q/A. We are looking forward to worshiping with you this week!