As you may or may not have heard, we will not be hosting any evening Gatherings on Sunday, February 2 because of the Super Bowl. We do this in order to remind ourselves that church is more than a service you attend, and to give everyone an opportunity to be on mission during the big game. Since watching the Super Bowl is an event that so many people in our culture participate in, we want to free ourselves up to use that as an opportunity to watch the big game alongside them.
So this Sunday, attend either our 9:00am or 11:15am Gathering at Devine Street, and then choose one of the following:
- Host a Super Bowl party. The bible is clear that Christians should be the most hospitable people on earth in light of the fact that Jesus welcomed all of us into his family (Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9; Romans 15:7). The Super Bowl is one of the easiest times of year to be hospitable, since so many people watch it already. Buy some good food and drinks, get some friends to come and do the same, turn on the TV, and invite people to your house for the game.
- Attend a Super Bowl party. Jesus was big on going to parties. He was in attendance in so many parties that he was known as the man who "came eating and drinking" with people (Matthew 11:19; Luke 15:2; Mark 2:16; Matthew 9:11). Imitate Jesus and go to a Superbowl party (bonus points if you attend a party you were actually invited to).
Whatever you do for the Super Bowl, don't come to our 5:00pm or 7:00pm Gathering. You'll be alone!