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Cheer harder for Jesus than for your Super Bowl Team: A Christian's call to action

Updated: Feb 15

Do you cheer louder for your favorite team in the Super Bowl than you do for Jesus Christ at church? Only lukewarm Christians do beloved. Jesus spews them out because they are neither hot nor cold. (Revelation 3:15-22)

Some people have the cold gift of spreading cheer wherever they don't go.

A Christian Call to action! Cheer harder for Jesus!

If you are one of those Christians who sits on their hands and closes their mouth while their fellows are giving God a loud praise, then please stay home.

Don't be a drag on the praise and worship.

If you do cheer harder for sports than for the Savior of the world then start running harder for Jesus, the same way Kansas City Chiefs tailback Isaiah Pacheco runs harder than other NFL backs.

Cheerfulness and rejoicing in praise is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from your flock mates. Be a carrier like Pacheco carries the football to touchdown Jesus.

Endure the stumbling blocks, make some people miss when they try to tackle you. Put your stiff arm and God's right hand on them. Knock them back with the whole armor of God.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)

Jesus' Holy Spirit should inspire you to do better in life, the same way Pacheco's running style uplifts his fans and fellows.

Fellowship inside any temple dedicated to the true and living God is a wonderful blessing. So don't let your vocal praise game be outdone by your shouting for players like Pacheco during the NFL Championship Game.

I heard Dr. Ed Newton of Community Bible Church in San Antonio say that Christians cheer louder at the Super Bowl than they do for Jesus.

I was watching the live stream and heard the 3,000 in attendance during the Saturday evening service roar with agreement.

My parents raised me in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Traditional A.M.E. flocks do not believe in "shouting" like Pentecostals do.

A.M.E. members rarely if ever speak in tongues.

No matter how Holy Spirit-filled the preaching or the music, I never saw anyone jumping up and down, running through aisles, dancing, cartwheeling or flipping during an A.M.E. service.

I'm not implying that the Lord will spew that denomination out His mouth. I believe that many are called but few are chosen in any denomination. I also believe that, like Sodom and Gomorrah, the Lord will save His own out of the midst of a situation.

Nowadays you have got to be on fire for the Lord, in all beautiful for situations, because the fire is aimed at us. We have to start firing back. We have to be as prepared for the spiritual warfare as our enemy is on the battlefield.

When the Kansas City Chiefs battle the San Francisco 49ers later today for the right to be NFL kings I want you to think about what the Rev. Newton said.

Ask yourself this question: "Have I ever cheered harder for my favorite team or player than for Jesus Christ?"

If you have, then check yourself before you wreck yourself as the 1990's hip hop saying goes.

Do not get yourself tore up from the floor up and make the Lord spew you out beloved.

Cheer harder for Jesus.

Leave a comment too.

Tell us if you have ever cheered harder for your team than for Jesus or if you know someone who has.


Reginald Spann is a lifelong Christian. He is the founder, Publisher, CEO and Senior Content Editor of both The Christian Commander and Seven Angels Sentinel.

Mr. Spann has been writing for over 20 years in various genres including a stint as Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report (2009-2012).

He also wrote and published The Healing of a Nation: The Book of Black American History (2002). He is a graduate of the University of Missouri Saint Louis with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in communications.

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Excellent article and reminder of our spiritual cheering. No I don’t but I do know of others who cheer louder and harder for teams and other areas of competition.

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