SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! I’ve written hundreds of talks for the offering time. I do this to help you elevate the offering time. To simplify and better meet your needs, starting in March, I will be moving away from posting weekly talks to the Stewardship Coach/Stewardship Journal newsletter and will instead provide links to all my offering talks.
Here is this week’s post-Super Bowl talk.
Last Sunday was the Super Bowl, officially ending the football season. Did your team win? Did your team even make it to the Super Bowl? It’s not an easy task to get to the Super Bowl. 12 current teams have never won a Super Bowl, with four having never made it to the Super Bowl. So, if you cheer for those four, the Browns, Lions, Jaguars, and Texans, you’ve never been on a winning team.
Sometimes your team wins, and sometimes they lose. Even Georgia, the NCAA champion, and _________, the Super Bowl champion, lose games. Every time there is a winner, there is also a loser. Life can sometimes feel that way. You can feel as if you are on a losing team.
Here at YOUR CHURCH NAME, we put together a “team” that plays for keeps. Our task is not to win some trophy that will ultimately tarnish or perish. We exist, STATE YOUR VISION STATEMENT OR, SAY, to build the Kingdom of God here in our community and around the world. Our “wins” often can’t be seen with the human eye, but they are wins nonetheless. We win every time we show the love of Christ. Every time you give here, you help us make a difference in the lives of men, women, boys, and girls. That is winning!
So, today, despite what your favorite team did yesterday or today, you can be a winner by giving to help support our eternal life-changing mission! As we take up the offering, we encourage you, as you are led by God, to give to His winning team! With your gift today, you join a winning team, and that makes you a winner!