Church Super-Bowl Parties

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    Each year our church has a family host a fellowship/gathering to watch the game. Since we're Baptists and don't have a local pub to attend, this allows food/fun with a Christian atmosphere and it is fun.

    We have 3 hours service (9:45-1:45) on Sunday and no "evening" service to conflict, so it is not an issue. And it is NOT a "church" function, but sure someone will bring it up Sunday and make sure everyone feels welcome to drop by.

    SO . . . Does YOUR church have such a fellowship? Pro's and Con's. And as an Administrator, with godlike powers in my jackbooted stride, I was
     
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    Okay, system locked up and cut off my shameless Denver Bronco plug. Probably a sovereign God stepping in.
     
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    Our 'team' lost over and over at the arenas and stadiums in the early centuries. Can't imagine what those martyrs would think of today's churches voluntarily embracing such a trashy spectacle.
     
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    Youth is having a Souper Bowl, with people bringing in canned goods for the food pantry.
     
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    Church I'm planning to join on Sunday will have Super Bowl parties; but will also have an evening service for those that don't watch the game.
     
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    We don't do one large, all church event for logistics reasons.

    However, our singles and youth ministries have separate parties. Most of our young families end up doing things at various homes. Our singles ministry party is a really well done event. Lots of food, games, and time to hang out and talk.

    We used to do a men's event for the Super Bowl that included a BBQ, lots of tables, and a half time video. Went well for several years and then we moved to another way of doing this as part of a ministry reshuffling.

    I don't have problems with them and actually think its a smart way to leverage a social event to gain community momentum for a church.
     
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    We don't have anything this Sunday for the game but I'm sure some of our small groups will be getting together to do something. We ARE having a men's breakfast on Saturday that will have a video of different NFL players talking about their relationship with Christ. I haven't seen it (will be loading it onto the computer later) but it sounds like it will be a good morning and a good thing to invite an unsaved guy friend to!
     
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    As long as we wind all of this up by Ash Wednesday and get some sackcloth and ashes, everything will be O.K.

    When did Church become a place for entertainment of the flesh? There is no way to give glory to God in our flesh. It took Israel about 40 days to get back to their golden calf even after seeing the mighty hand of God many times. There ought to be a repentance reminder somewhere around here.
    Whatever happened to striving for holy living, 24-7?

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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    Sorry; I should have added that the Super Bowl parties have agreed that during half-time, they'll be turning off the TV and having a 30-minute devotion.
     
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    Has your church ever done a pot luck dinner? Entertainment of the flesh. I don't see ANYTHING wrong with having a Super Bowl party at the church - especially if the time is used wisely to bring the Gospel to the unsaved. The video that we are showing for our men's breakfast tomorrow has NFL players giving their testimony and it is just 22 minutes long - enough time to fit into halftime. :)
     
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    Would some have a problem with Jesus feeding the 5,000.......
     
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    Another idea: we could have baptism services at a gay beach. We could hand out tracts and Bibles to the curious. Would any of this activity constitute: "casting pearls before swine?"

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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    LOL - We have a beach baptism each year and it's down the beach from the nudist beach. Usually no one from the nudist beach comes down to the regular beach but I guess someone saw us with a big crowd and she came down, hands on her hips and asked what was going on. I told her that we were a church baptizing believers. She shrugged her shoulders and walked away. OY!!!!
     
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    This certainly will be a remarkable week of glorying in the flesh. There are two high holy flesh days in less than 4 days: Superbowl and Mardi Gras.

    We are conformed to the world folks--the Bible says were not to be conformed to the world, but rather transformed by the renewing of the mind...see Romans 12:2.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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    We SHOULD get as excited at Church over proclamation of truth as we do when the Broncos score a touchdown.

    Therefore, on Superbowl Sunday whenever your pastor makes a good point, rush up to the platform and dump a cooler of Gatorade over his head.

    [caveat: be careful not to get his notes wet or the sermon might go on for hours and miss kickoff]
     
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    As excited? There is no equivalency there at all.

    I have never been a fan of football or other major American sports. Life is composed of individual 24 hor units and I don't want to waste them on that stuff. Not that I am perfect in that regard concerning other things that may waste my time --but those sports don't even register on my radar.
     
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    Denver Broncos' fans are usually shameless. ;) :D :p.J/K

    But, you'll need lots of towels to dry your tears after Carolina trounces your Broncos' 34-13.

    I'm a Raiders' fan by the way.
     
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    Back to topic, our church doesn't have a SB party, but I'd be all for it.
     
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    Rppon, I'm like you. To me, the super bowl is much ado about nothing. Our National Anthem is usually butchered by some singer that doesn't even understand the meaning of the words..., half-time shows are hip-hop travesties..., and otherwise, this appeal for the game is the result of cleverly designed Madison Avenue Ad Men at their finest. Too many spectators are guzzling beer followed with foul mouthed commentary in the hope of attracting attention to themselves from all in their immediate area.

    I'd rather take a nap.
     
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