Tuesday, September 21, 2010
"All-Faith" Fantasy Team
Okay, so I am one of those "geeks" who plays Fantasy Football. (If you are a fellow Fantasy player, please accept my apology for calling you a "geek". I don't really mean it; I'm merely trying to be a little self-deprecating so as deflect any real attention from the fact that I love football enough to spend about twenty minutes out of my week adjusting my roster, pulling off radical trades, and feeling some of those old competitive juices flow. By the way, I PICKED UP MY FIRST FANTASY WIN OF THE YEAR LAST NIGHT...DREW BREES IS DA MAN...BOO YAA!!!!)
So, now that I have that out of my system...
...I was just thinking about how cool it would be to draft an "All-Faith" Fantasy team. In some ways, the eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews serves such a purpose for our great heritage of faith. Who could argue the merits of including the likes of Moses, Abraham, Enoch, and Noah, just to name a few, in such a notable list? The Bible is incredible in the way in which is includes so many different and relevant stories of people who walked the walk of faith. Hebrews 11:1-2 says, "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for." The concept of faith is so important that verse six of this great chapter says that it is impossible to please God without having faith.
So, who would you draft from God's Word for your "All-Faith" Fantasy Team?
Here would be my starting nine:
1. Jesus (...umm, duh...)
2. Enoch (...he must have been a faith stud!)
3. David (...man after God's own heart...)
4. Barnabas (...every team needs encouragement...)
5. Paul (...he would definitely be a playmaker...)
6. Joseph (...had good patience and a great perspective...)
7. Solomon (...not a perfect guy but he had a ton of wisdom...)
8. Daniel (...besides the great name, he had major courage...)
9. Moses (...pretty good leader, had to get past the excuses...)
1. Abraham (...big on faith, he was a sneaky guy though...)
2. Peter (...impetuous, but came up big when it mattered...)
3. Joshua (...solid leader...)
4. Nehemiah (...good vision and enthusiasm...)
5. Timothy (...got to have some youth for the future...)