There Are Only Two Teams 1

Sports fans are wild to me.

The idea of having an undying loyalty to a sports team simply because you were born in the same market is foreign to me.

Take Georgia for example. Down here in Georgia, you’ll see a Georgia Bulldogs flag, sticker, shirt, or other piece of merch everywhere you go.

True story: I was wearing a red shirt when I went to introduce myself to a stranger and he goes, “Hey, nice to meet you, is that Georgia red?”

If I was a betting man, I’d venture to say that these die-hard Bulldogs fans can name every player on the team and can list off every remarkable statistic since the team’s inception.

Wild. Just wild. You could even call it idolatrous.

I wonder if these same sports fans could quote a Bible verse for every player they know?

Doubtful.

I wonder if these same sports fans could speak about Jesus and the gospel with the same enthusiasm they have when talking about their home team?

Related: What is The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Probably not.

I think Satan will use whatever he can, even something that is morally-neutral like sports, to keep us from being focused on Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:4 says,

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

Not only does this verse show that Satan will try to keep us from Jesus, it also shows that there really are only two teams in this world.

Team Jesus and Team Satan.

Ever since He saved me, I’ve become a “sports fan” of Jesus.

Instead of stats, I want to memorize Bible verses. Instead of players, I want to get to know the 12 disciples and other believers.

I want to celebrate when we win and another soul is saved. I want to tell people about my team and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I want to go all in for Team Jesus, and I hope you do too.

By Cyrille Aragon

Digital marketer with a passion for spreading the gospel. When I'm not working I'm playing video games, watching anime, or (kind of) lifting.

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