August 26, 2018
Jacob Wetterling loved sports. He was a goalie in hockey. He wanted to be a football player when he grew up. And his Dad coached him in soccer. His uniform number was no. 11 and that is the inspiration for Jacob's 11, the list of traits we are basing the current sermon series on. Jacob's 11 is a way to honor the memory of Jacob and his family's way of promoting a culture of compassion and kindness.
And so today's topic hits pretty close to home, for the inspiration of this memorial to Jacob, and to me, and those of you like me who are interested in sports. Like I did last week, I will divide the sermon into two parts; this idea of good sportsmanship but then look at today's Ephesians reading and compare the armor of God with the equipment we use in sports.