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Pulling for the Underdog

Do you find yourself pulling for the underdog in a good TV drama or feature film on Netflix? Are you a sucker for feel-good motion pictures at the theater?  Do you cheer for the character who overcomes obstacles? There is something about rooting for the come-back-kid.

Ever since Sylvester Stallone ran up those steps triumphantly in Philadelphia in the 1976 original “Rocky” film, people are cheering for the underdog in the boxing world. The Bible is filled with those kind of stories where the unexpected happens to the most unexpecting person.

If you’ve felt like you were listening to a lecture when reading the Bible, hold on. This weekend at Journey Community Christian Church, part two of our current series, I BELIEVE, we learn, God is always rooting for us as the underdog. Last weekend in the series, I Believe… it’s not over… we discover hope. Jesus gets out our worst sin stains in life. This weekend, part two, we learn more: I Believe… we all need help.

God is with us in every underdog moment. Here is a verse to get you started thinking how much God is ready to do a make-over.

“27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that  are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.” 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 NIV

Even when we feel like “Zacchaeus”; short guy, up a tree, without a friend (Luke 19:1-10), Jesus invites us down to share a meal with Him. God is always pulling for the worst, little,  stinky underdog in the room.     

This weekend let’s begin with this audacious thought from the Bible:  “Isn’t it obvious that God  deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these ‘nobodies’ to expose the hollow pretensions of the ‘somebodies?”  1 Corinthians 1:28-29 MSG

It’s very important that we know what we truly believe about God and sin. Are we willing to stake our life upon it?

I Believe… it’s not over… even though… we’ve got a sin problem. Jesus changes everything. You and I can stake our life upon that truth    

I Believe…  we all need help… sin has consequences, death will follow. Jesus’ resurrection conquers death. You can stake your life and future on this truth also.

Hope to see you this weekend at Journey Church Cynthiana. Bring a guest. Tell them God roots for the underdog every day. Clarify, it’s on His terms, not ours. Turn yourself in—find God’s forgiveness for sin.   

Jesus changes everything. Another truth you can stake your life upon.


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