I want to tell you about a unique partnership we’ve recently forged that involves some of my favorite things: faith, family, friends, food – and football.
The popularity of the National Football League has taken a bit of a hit these past few seasons. Once a near universally beloved entity, many loyal fans have grown weary of the on-field player protests. While the controversies have seemed to die down a bit this year, I know the feelings and concerns still run deep, and rightly so.
Nevertheless, come January, the thoughts of football fans turn to the playoffs, which begin this coming Saturday. Twelve teams will be competing in what amounts to a single-game elimination tournament. The final two organizations left standing, one from the American Football Conference (AFC) and the other from the National Football Conference, will square off on Sunday, February 3rd, at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Super Bowl LIII.
Well over 100 million people are expected to tune into the game. Over the years, it’s become something of an unofficial holiday with many of us hosting “watch parties” at our homes. Along with our two boys, Jean and I usually invite a dozen or so friends over to watch and socialize.
It’s into this unique dynamic that a great organization called Football Sunday has emerged. Led by my friend and former NFL quarterback Steve Stenstrom, the ministry’s main focus is to provide compelling content for churches, but they also provide a “halftime home package” that will help Christians share or strengthen their faith with their friends. The package includes short 3-5 minute videos along with devotional and other downloadable material that promises to both encourage and inspire you.
The program is hosted by our great friend Benjamin Watson, the New Orleans Saints tight end who just announced his impending retirement from the NFL. The video content will also include interviews with players who will be playing in the big game.
What do you need to do to get access to the material?
It’s simple, and there’s no charge.
Just go to Football Sunday’s website – www.FootballSunday.com and sign up. It’s that easy.
Please let me know what you think and how you plan to use the material. The game of football is fun – but leading a friend or loved one to the Lord is the ultimate thrill of life.
Happy New Year!
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