Faith

Why Do We Love Watching Sport?

By: Robert Martin 

Why do we love sport?

Sport is so popular and whilst there is little we can do to alter the result,

it can deeply affect us—we cheer, we scream and shout as our team aims to win glory and honour.

There is a human instinct to support our side—in the quest to win honour and glory—and we seem to like being connected to a champion:

someone or something who represents us, who becomes the one we cheer for and who fights for our team’s glory.

The good news is that no matter how successful or unsuccessful our sports team might be, the Christian faith as the ultimate champion:

Jesus Christ, who fights for us to defeat our greatest opponent—sin and death—giving us ultimate glory; and this makes Team Jesus the best team to be part of.


Article supplied with thanks to City Bible Forum.

Feature image: Photo by Marcus Wallis on Unsplash

About the author: Robert Martin oversees the work of City Bible Forum in Melbourne and is the host of the Bigger Questions radio show / podcast.

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