6-Week Series: Against All Odds


Summary: Why every Sunday should be Super Sunday to us. It’s because we have: 1- A Super God 2- A Super Savior 3- A Super church

INTRO.- Preoccupation. What is it? Is it good or bad? To be preoccupied with something is to enthralled with or engrossed in or perhaps just plain crazy about something. Have you ever been crazy about anything?

And Americans are preoccupied. But with what? Do you think Americans are preoccupied with any of these things?

1- Making money (getting rich)

2- Saving money (depends on your age probably)

3- Spending money

4- Making a living

5- Becoming famous

6- Eating food

7- Maintaining health

8- Looking better physically

9- Living longer

10- Making love (depends on age, etc.)

11- Watching TV

12- Watching sports on TV (especially on Super Sunday)

13- Participating in sports

14- Going to church

15- Becoming a Christian

16- Becoming a better Christian

As most of know, today is called "Super Sunday" by football enthusiasts. More than 93 million people watched the "Super Bowl" on TV last year. Not sure about this year.

In 2007 it was the Indianapolis Colts - 29 and Chicago Bears - 17. Today, it’s the New England Patriots against the NY Giants.

Who’s going to win? I don’t know but I do know who is already a winner in this world. Do you? YOU ARE! And it’s not because of your looks, age, talent, money, etc. It’s because of who you know and whose you are.

IT’S BECAUSE OF CHRIST THAT YOU ARE ALREADY A WINNER. You’ve been promised assistance in this life and the promise of eternal life beyond the grave because of Jesus. You are linked to Him and that’s what makes you a winner. At least, in the eyes of God!

Today is Super Sunday for millions of Super Bowl fans but it should also be a Super Sunday for us who worship Christ!

Acts 20:7 "On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight."

The early Christians met on the first day of the week to remember and honor Christ in the breaking of the bread. And of course, in this case Paul preached. And today our breaking of the bread in the form of the Lord’s Day is accompanied with preaching. Fortunately, for you, however, it doesn’t last until midnight!

Every Sunday should be Super Sunday for the Christian. Our hope is not in this world, it is Christ. In fact, this world doesn’t have much to offer.

I John 2:15-17 "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever."

Even though we have to making a living in this world we must realize that we must also make a life! We need to make a life that is pleasing to God! And a part of pleasing God is remembering and honoring Him every way we can and every day and particularly on the Lord’s Day.

PROP.- In the remainder of this message I want us to focus on why every Sunday should be Super Sunday to us. It’s because we have: 1- A Super God 2- A Super Savior 3- A Super church


ILL.- Super judge. Did you hear about her? 1/16/08, LAS VEGAS — With hands cuffed at his waist and a defeated expression on his face, O.J. Simpson was denounced in court as "arrogant or ignorant or both" by a judge who doubled his bail to $250,000 for violating the terms of his bail in an alleged memorabilia heist.

"I don’t know Mr. Simpson what the heck you were thinking — or maybe that’s the problem — you weren’t," Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass lectured Simpson during a brief court appearance. The custody hearing was called because of a phone message Simpson left with his bail bondsman two months ago.

She called the situation "mind boggling," including the fact that she was not asked to revoke Simpson’s bond until after the district attorney already had sent the bondsman to Florida to take Simpson into custody.

But Simpson’s behavior was the focus of her tongue lashing. "I don’t know if it’s just arrogance. I don’t know if it’s ignorance," she said. "But you’ve been locked up at the Clark County Detention Center since Friday because of arrogance or ignorance — or both."

The judge concluded Simpson had violated the terms of his bail two months ago by leaving a sputtering, expletive-filled message for his bail bondsman and mentioning a co-defendant.

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