Jesus is probably a Pats fan
In the Epistle this week, Pastor Brian drew some spiritual application from the Pat's amazing Super Bowl comeback… "God specializes in comebacks. And with God they don’t have to take a long time. With a second on the clock, God can do the impossible. If our eyes are on what man can do, it will lead to discouragement and unbelief. When we focus on what God can do, even when we face defeats, we are never defeated. The cross is the ultimate comeback. Only 3 days later, Jesus came back to life!” —Pastor Brain
And when we come together to worship and come together to celebrate communion, we celebrate ultimate comeback that we have in Christ. In Colossians 3:16, The Apostle Paul says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
If you have watched any of the sideline outtakes from last week's game you undoubtedly hear Julian Edelman say, "Got to believe. Got to believe, boys." We already knew that Edelman was a great wide receiver, but did you know that he's also the Pats best cheerleader? "Got to believe. Got to believe, boys." But this begs the question, believe in what? Well, believe you can win! The Pats never gave up hope that they could win. They never stopped believing that the seemingly impossible was possible.
Now here’s the application for us: Our victory has already been won! All we have to do is—believe, proclaim and encourage—each other in the victory that Christ has already won for us! And that’s what we do when we sing together and that’s what we do when we celebrate communion, together.