The Brotherhood – Part 27

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.

So Super Bowl weekend is just ahead. It’s an intriguing sight! Even the non-football fan has made plans to join one of thousands of Super Bowl parties around the country, to cheer teams they haven’t watched all year. It’s just fun–even if, like me, your team hasn’t made the big game in decades.

Here’s a thought…what if you stepped a little beyond your usual football friends and used this weekend’s game to broaden your social circle by one guy? Suppose this year’s game could offer the first step toward building a new friendship, maybe even one that could strengthen your life in years to come.

As a pastor, I saw very quickly the potential of the Super Bowl as an event to connect with new friends. People who might never visit a church on its game day (usually Sunday) were glad for free food and  chance to watch the game with a bunch of people. Through our Super Bowl event, we connected with dozens of people, many who lived on the fringes of our church friends’ lives.

The Super Bowl is one of those moments that rarely occur in our lives. Everyone tunes in, either to see the game or watch the year’s best commercials. So go across the street and invite that couple to come over and watch. Use the game to open some relational doors in your neighborhood. Hey, invite two or three couples and you might be able to convince your wife that you need a bigger TV!

Seriously, let this great social event serve a purpose in your life this year. Let it be the beginning of a new friendship. Who knows where that might lead…

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