I’m really excited about football season. Not just because my Oklahoma State Cowboys are coming off their greatest season in school history, but just because I love college football. I love camping in front of my television for Saturdays and watching not just my team, but any team.
What if I looked forward to church as much as I did football season?
Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy connecting with people each week and catching up. However, I don’t look forward to it like I do college football. I do occasionally wake up wishing I could sleep in, instead of going to church. But why? Why do I seem to get so excited over something as insignificant as college football, but I don’t get that excited over being with the people who make up the church?
What if people showed up on Sunday morning (or whenever your service is) excited not for the program of church, but the people? What would your church look like if people felt the electricity of a live football game when they gathered together? I think it would be radically different.