by Jerry Watts

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Being A Gamechanger (1 of 4)
Series: Meeting The Challenge
Jerry Watts
2 Chronicles 24:1-14

At the end of August this year a movie will be premiered which carries the title, "Nick Saban: Gamechanger." This will be a documentary on the life of the Alabama Football coach. In the trailer for this movie there are several comments made which need to be heard in the family of God today.

Bill Belichick said, "He's driven and that's what you want."

Mal Moore said, "This was the most significant hire for Alabama."

However, it is Producer Grant Guffin's written word which brings this movie to the forefront of this message. He writes, "I think what drives him is the understanding that human nature is to be mediocre, not to succeed."

Some may ask, "How do these thoughts affect the believers, the church, and the gospel?" Just like Nick Saban came to a University which, although it had a heritage of being successful in football, it was struggling to rediscover those winning ways, so does the local church, while possessing a legacy of changing the culture find itself struggling for identity and success today. If we fail, it's not simply of matter of losing a 'football' it's a matter of losing souls for eternity. Some of these may well be our sons, daughters, and grandchildren.

Every day, we hear the preachers and pundits decrying the melee of a disintegrating and dysfunctional culture. The American society which has enjoyed freedom to a fault is demonstrating that, left to our own devices, we have the natural tendency to take the 'low road.' We are losing the game. It is the 4th quarter with under 2 minutes or the 9th inning with 2 outs and the batter has a 3-2 count. If you think I am overstating the issue, check the paper, watch the news, and/or listen to your scanner. In this game of life, we need some 'Gamechangers.' That is, one who will step up and step in to meet the challenges we are facing. In fact, God has called us to be this.

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