March 5-April 3rd is the NCAA tournament. For most people, this is one of the most exciting times of the year. People will be reading news, watching ESPN for updates, watching many of the games, and using the APP to stay caught-up with all the games. There are two things believers need to keep in mind during this tournament.
One) Use this exciting season to minister to those who are not in church. There are many people in your social circles that will be watching the game. Have a party at your house. Invite some non-churched to come. You already have their trust and friendship, so during an opportune time, ask them to church.
Two) Don’t give too much of your heart to the tournament. Like any passion in life, we can get consumed with it. Our hobbies, kid’s sports, or even work can consume our attentions. If we are not careful, they can hamper our faith. During this time, keep God in the picture. Don’t let this special season of basketball block your vision of the Cross and Easter.
Enjoy the games, keep these points in mind, and live your faith.
…until the next step…