Jesus is Better Than the Super Bowl

SuperBowl2014This Sunday will be dominated by Super Bowl XLVIII as the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest aspects of American culture, but there is something bigger, and better, than the game this Sunday – Jesus Christ. The following athletes who will be playing in the game testify to that reality below.

Seattle Seahawks: “Jesus is Better Than the Super Bowl”

Seattle Seahawks: “Russell Wilson on Personal Faith in Jesus”

Denver Broncos: Payton Manning “My Faith is Number One”

My faith doesn’t make me perfect, it makes me forgiven, and provides me the assurance I looked for half my life ago. . .

Peyton Manning

Starting quarterback Peyton Manning recorded some of his thoughts on faith in Christ in the book Manning: A Father, His Sons, And a Football Legacy.

Here is Manning in his own words:
“For me generally it had always been the big four: faith, family, friends, and football. . . . as important as football is to me, it can never be higher than fourth. My faith has been number one since I was thirteen years old . . .

Some players get more vocal about it . . . and some point to Heaven after scoring a touchdown and praise God after games. I have no problem with that. But I don’t do it, and don’t think it makes me any less a Christian. I just want my actions to speak louder, and I don’t want to be more of a target for criticism . . .

My faith doesn’t make me perfect, it makes me forgiven, and provides me the assurance I looked for half my life ago. . .

I’ve been blessed—having so little go wrong in my life, and being given so much. I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot of people, but I don’t talk about it or brag about it because that’s between God and me, and I’m no better than anybody else in God’s sight.

But I consider myself fortunate to be able to go to Him for guidance, and I hope (and pray) I don’t do too many things that displease Him. . . . I believe, too, that life is much better and freer when you’re committed to God in that way.”

Remember, Jesus is better than the Super Bowl, or anything else this world has to offer. Let us live our lives to promote this truth and His glory!

About blund

Brian J. Lund is minister of Word & Sacrament at Zion Evangelical & Reformed Church. You can follow him at his website or @BrianJLund.
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