January 11, 2015

Real Life Discipleship Overview

Matthew 16:15-18
A big-time college football game is scheduled for tomorrow evening. Who are you rooting for? Will you watch the game?

In football, it’s easy to tell who is winning. Just look at the scoreboard.

If Christianity was a team sport and the church was Christ’s team, what would winning look like? Is Jesus’ team ahead or behind?

It is great to know that Jesus told us the victory has already been won. No matter what is happening in our world around us, no matter how bad it may seem, “The gates of hades will not overpower it” (16:18). If you are ever discouraged, remember Jesus said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).