This Sunday, Feb. 4th we will be watching Superbowl commercials at Crosspointe Church. I’ll be teaching a message and talking about God’s perspective through some of the themes of the most famous super bowl commercials.
It’s 30 Seconds of Theology.
We now live in what is called, “The information age.” With so much data at our fingertips, I find it interesting that commercial makers can pack so much story that sticks with us into a thirty-second-time slot.
Some companies are giving a sneak preview of their super bowl commercial. I want to do the same thing. Here is a preview of my message on Sunday Morning. By the way, this is a bonus clip.
How many of you love being average? How about Below Average? I didn’t think so. Most of us don’t strive to be average.
- Jesus said, “I’ve come that you might have life and have a life to the fullest.” John 10:10
God has a better life for us. In order to live life to the fullest, we need supplements. Our supplement is the word of God and prayer. Get in the Word of God and let the Word of God get in you. It only works if you work it.
At Crosspointe we have a Core Value called: Relentless Improvement.
We believe love is in the details. So we are committed to constant and never-ending improvement that honors God and inspires people.
- I Cor. 10:31 Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
- Question: How did I make this better?
Excellence is Overrated!
We changed this value a few years ago. It was Excellence but then God revealed to me that excellence is subjective. Let me give you an example. I thought I was an excellent singer, based on how I heard myself in the shower. Our worship pastor, in his subjective view, didn’t agree with me.
Excellence is too difficult to measure. Excellence also gives this false illusion of perfection. None of us will ever hit perfection.
IT’S ABOUT BRINGING YOUR BEST
- Do you bring your best to Work?
- Do you bring your best on the athletic field?
- Do you bring your best at School?
- Do you bring your best to your spouse?
- Do you bring your best to your children?
- Do you bring your best to your church?
- Do you bring your best to God?
Michelangelo Wasn’t Average
The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo had a passion for sculpting. Before his 30th birthday, he had completed two of his masterpieces: the Pietà and the David.
In his early 30s, he was summoned by Pope Julius II to sculpt a magnificent papal tomb but was then asked to work on a painting project. At first, Michelangelo wanted to refuse, having no desire to paint a dozen figures in a small chapel in the Vatican. When the Pope pressed him, he reluctantly agreed to do the work.
Once he accepted the assignment, Michelangelo was fully committed. He expanded the project from the depiction of the Twelve Apostles to more than 400 figures and nine scenes from the Book of Genesis.
For four grueling years, the artist laid on his back on a scaffolding, painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He paid a great price. His friends didn’t even recognize him from all the physical effects of the grueling work.
When asked why he was working so diligently on a dark corner of the Sistine Chapel that no one would ever see, Michelangelo replied, “God will see.”