Written by cycleguy on February 18th, 2022

I am not a gamer. I don’t play Candy Crush. Halo. Fortnite. Madden. Or any other game. I once found myself staying up way too late playing a game back in the 80s and said, “Never again.” I sold the Atari (remember those?) and never looked back. I had a friend once try to get me to try this game where I was the pilot, but after about 5-10 minutes I said, “I’m done.”ย  Part of the problem at the time was that I hated to lose and knew my competitive juices would start flowing. I also did not want to waste time playing a game when I could be doing something else.

Now, there is nothing wrong with gaming. Or winning. Sports is based on that premise. But when it becomes an all-consuming passion, it is time retire that desire.ย  One thing is certain: in every contest there is a winner and a loser. Even in a tie!! Think about it: someone did better than they or anyone thought; someone did worse than they or anyone thought. ๐Ÿ™‚

What is the Christ-follower supposed to think about the future? We know there is going to be one. But do we know what is going to happen? Can we know what to expect? Daniel 7 is God’s vision of the future to Daniel, one which totally frightens him.ย  My sermon this Sunday is entitled Hint: We Win, and while we cannot know all that is going to happen, one thing we do know for sure: we will win.

I would love to have you join me this Sunday, but I know some of you can’t. Least not in person. So I hope you will join us live stream. Preaching on prophecy is a new thing for me so I most definitely will appreciate any prayers you might send up for me. ๐Ÿ™‚


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Linda Stoll says:

    i deleted the few games i played off my phone last year. i was hopelessly addicted and too jazzed up by it all.

    adios, great big time waster.

  2. As far as I know right now, I should be able to “be” there, Bill. Looking forward to the sermon, as always!

  3. Ed says:

    Gaming can be an expensive non-ending habit. I recently found myself chatting with a player who would not stop hounding me about how bad I played.
    So I quit playing.
    Better things to do than to play with someone who doesn’t enjoy the game.
    I’ll join you this Sunday for sure.. If not live, then streaming… ๐Ÿ™‚