Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Football Classic and a bonus Top Ten

Hope you enjoy this classic from Andy Griffith; They Call if Football.

Now that you had a mid-week chuckle; here are the top ten reasons I have decided to never attend another football game.

10. The Public address system was too loud at times and not loud enough at others.
9. There were teenage girls dressed inappropriately.
8. The referees made calls I disagreed with.
7. The coaches used the same plays they did the last few games.
6. The High School Principal did not welcome me or shake my hand.
5. The band played songs I did not know or like.
4. There were people there to socialize (gossip) and not watch the game -- those hypocrites.
3. I had to pay to get in, pay to get a snack, pay for a program -- football is all about making money or the school not about guys playing ball anymore.
2. The lady beside me screamed too loudly.

and the number one reason I have decided not to attend another football game . . .
1. Large crowds are bad on my nerves and raise my blood pressure too high.

Why do these excuses sound familiar?


Joey said...

They happen on my only day off, so I need the rest. Plus, I'm tired from worshiping the day before.

Good list...

Scott said...

Thnx for the two additional excuses. I had thought about, "My children had homework." or "I needed the time to study the Bible."

But narrowed to the ten I used.


Daniel & Martha Howell said...

One I've heard, recently: "We had to spend some quality time with the boys."


Scott said...


I noticed a commercial for a major retailer advertising board games for "Wednesday night is family night."

I do know of churches who no longer have midweek services (Bible Study)so that the church families can stay home and have "family time" and private devotionals with their family at home.

What do the rest of you think?

Daniel & Martha Howell said...

Here's my 2 cents:

A "mid-week Bible study" is something that is decided upon by an eldership. Whether it be Tuesday, Thursday, or Wednesday night. Members of a congregation ought to read Hebrews 13:17 and consider it in their daily meditations.

In reference to family, it is the responsibility of those raising children to train them in the proper way (Prov. 22:6). One point that I think is missed from time to time is that Christianity is not a "two-day-a-week" religion. It sounds simple but I see a lot of people who just don't "get it". We are to exhort and encourage one another daily (Heb. 3:13), Pray with consistency (1 Thess. 5:17; 2 Tim. 1:3), and are given examples of those who studied daily (Acts 17:11)among other things. What is the ultimate in the way to go? Well, "the Way" (cf. John 14:6) is certainly not a bad one. So, there is an element in which these principles need to be emphasized every day.

BUT, does a "mid-week Bible Study" not aid in these things? It is an opportunity to exhort, encourage, and study during the week (c.f. Acts 2:42). It wouldn't bother me to have one every night. One biggie, though is in relation to the "quality time" argument. What better time is there? This is an opportunity to SHOW a child "the way" through actions. Think of this in light of Jesus own words in Luke 14:26. What better demonstration of that principle to a child could there be, to show them who the TRUE priority ought to be in their life (even above them)? How could this hurt?

Wednesday night can be family night: Christian family night. It just bugs me, and stands in the face of Christ's words, whenever someone has the audacity to say/think that something else comes before any opportunity given to demonstrate their devotion to Christ to their children.

I'm not saying that Wednesday is an ordained night of worship. Again, see the beginning of this post. It's really just some people's attitudes that bug me.

Again, just my 2 cents.

Daniel & Martha Howell said...

Didn't mean for that to be that long...

Scott said...


I think you worked through that nicely. Yes autonomous congregations have the right to change up their mid-week schedule but I do question the wisdom of doing away with a mid-week 'recharge' completely.

Don't worry about the long post.

Daniel & Martha Howell said...

It bothers me to completely do away with it, too. Once you've started it, what gives you a good reason to stop it? It would have to be a questionable priority.

Not only that, I would just feel weird not fellowshipping with the saints on Wednesday at 7 p.m.