Weekly Devotional | Bigger than the Super Bowl

Rev. Seth Buckner, Heritage Baptist Church

An important football game is coming this weekend between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. Maybe you have heard of it. The Super Bowl is one of the year’s biggest sporting events.

Over one hundred million people will watch the game on Sunday. What could be bigger? Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy shared this: “As big a deal as the Super Bowl is, it’s not the most important thing going on in the planet.”

The Seattle Seahawks upset the Denver Broncos to win the big game five years ago. Coaches and players gave a stunning statement about the game. “Jesus is better than the Super Bowl.”

Players dream of championships, awards, and glory. Coaches get pay raises. Lives change forever in this contest. How could Jesus be bigger? The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the favored New England Patriots in 2018. Several Eagles players are believers, and the team held Bible studies regularly during the season.

“All glory goes to God,” stated Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, the back-up quarterback for the Eagles. Foles, this was your moment to shine. No one would think less of you to take some credit because what you accomplished was incredible. Why give all the glory away?

The late evangelist Billy Graham said, “Why should we give God thanks? Because everything we have comes from God.” If our churches uplift Christ, what happens this Sunday in Jefferson is greater. A sermon preached, a life changed, a soul rescued—all greater. Superior to any game ever played are these spiritual workings of God.

Psalm 145:3 says, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.” A game played on the first Sunday in February will be forgotten. Our relationship with Jesus will last forever.

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