Do more people have more faith in their football teams and worship at football stadiums? Football pitches are referred to as hallowed ground. The chants, the songs, the religious fever with which fans uphold the values of their club.
Football fans are evangelical for their club. An avid supporter will not hesitate to tell you about his team, their achievements, their challenges and forbid they disagree with the manager’s picks…and the manager loses games…!!!
Passion when the team wins. Passion when the team loses. Passion when there’s a draw.
Jesus has a similar expectation that followers should be hot or cold, never like warm.
Football supporters understand the passion in the message of Jesus, more than they may think they do.