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[Worship Is a Time to Celebrate, Citation: Rod Cooper, "Worship or Worry?" Preaching Today, Tape No. 108.]

I used to be the chaplain for the Astros and the Oilers when I was in Houston, Texas.

After I’d do a chapel, they’d give me tickets.

One time in the Astrodome I watched Earl Campbell run over everybody, his own men included, to get to the goal line.

When he got to the goal line, he put the ball down.

The place went crazy.

People were giving high fives and jumping around.

The scoreboard went off.

The same thing happened when the Astros hit a home run.

It was a ringing shout, because their man scored a touchdown.

I’m not saying that when you come to church you need to give each other high fives or do cartwheels down the aisle, but worship is a time of anticipation and expectation.

We come together because all week God has been knocking home runs and scoring touchdowns in our lives.

Worship is a time to celebrate what God has done for us.

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