The Winning Circle of His Love (Nascar) (3 of 3) by Jeff Strite

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The Winning Circle of His Love (Nascar) (3 of 3)
Sermon Series: Falling In Love With Jesus
Jeff Strite
Colossians 1:12-23

(The stage was decorated with various racing items including race flags crisscrossed on the pulpit and a racing streamer across the length of the stage. I entered the sanctuary wearing a one piece pit-crew outfit and racing helmet, while the overhead played the last lap of the 2007 Daytona 500 race. After drawing attention to the racing decorations on stage, I began the opening illustration).

OPEN: According to Jeff Foxworthy, you Might Be A Nascar Redneck if:
• Your favorite NASCAR souvenir was a direct result of a crash in turn three....
• You can remember every NASCAR driver and their car number but you can't remember how old your children are...
• Your pet nickname for your wife is "Lugnut"....
• You can change a tire faster than you can change a diaper....
• You've spent more time on the top of a Winnebago than in one....
• You think - last 4 words of the National Anthem are "Gentleman start your engines"
• You make engine noises while watching racing on TV....
• You pull into the gas station behind someone else just to see if you can beat them out. This or course would require your wife to clean the windshield and your son to check the tires.
• You think the most effective form of advertising is on the side of a car going 200 mph..... around and around and around....
• And my personal favorite: you might be a Nascar Redneck if someone asks the time at church and you answer "an hour and a half till race time."

APPLY: All kidding aside, Nascar is one of the all time favorite American Sports. According to an ESPN poll, auto racing is the nation's 7th most popular sport . Thirty-eight (38) percent of the population over the age of 12 say they are NASCAR fans. Other sports may have larger fan bases, but racing enthusiasts may be the most loyal. According to Nielsen data, in 1999 the auto racing series was the 2nd most wa ...


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