$1 million

$1 million

March Madness started yesterday and in our household, we have a tradition of filling in brackets. Yep, we are each competing for prizes in the NLCC bracket challenge (I’m closest to winning the worst bracket at the moment).

So last night, we got home from practice and the boys immediately checked out how they were faring in the competition.

Isaiah was looking closely and then with a furrowed brow said he had not lost a game yet.

He was undefeated!

I told him he was still in the running for a $1million prize for the perfect bracket (I have since discovered there is a $100 million prize for a perfect bracket).

Well, as soon as I mentioned the prize, his brother chimed in, “if you win, we can all split it.”

Sounds like a smart brother who didn’t hold an undefeated bracket. Knowing this would escalate quickly, I chimed in to say Isaiah can spend his prize money however he wants.

He then went on to say he would give half of it to the church (that a boy 😊) and give some to mom and dad and siblings and buy some new things for himself….and before he was finished spending the prize money for a perfect bracket, it was already busted.

But that would have been pretty awesome…and it’s fun to dream about winning a million dollars from time to time.

Imagine if someone had promised him he had the perfect bracket and he was going to win a million dollars…if it wasn’t true, this would be a pretty evil trick to play on a kid. However, if such a large claim was true, it would change our lives.

Similarly, in our sermon this Sunday, we will discover Jesus has made a bigger claim than $1 million, Jesus not only claims to be God but also claims to fulfill every part of our lives.

This Sunday, we are going to begin a sermon series back in the Gospel of John. We will get reacquainted with the purpose of the book so that all might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God (Jn. 20:31). And that by believing we might have life in His name. This promise is so big, only the God of the Universe could fulfill it.

And He does!

I can’t wait to share more on Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am, or watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.