Final Four

John 4:1-3  The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John, although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.

The road to the Final Four ends this weekend in Minneapolis. All 64 teams playing in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament dreamed of making it to Minneapolis. Only the four teams playing their best made it to last night’s round – Auburn, Virginia, Texas Tech and Michigan State. An elite few of the young college players stepped up and will become household names. Like Kyle Guy who made 3 clutch free throws to win the Virginia game giving his team the opportunity to play in the championship game on Monday night.

Jesus’ team is different. Jesus evaded accusations of competition between himself and John the Baptist. Jesus’ team is not limited to an elite few. Jesus invites all to participate and become champions. When we are on Team Jesus we are surrounded not only by His love, but also by the love of our teammates.

Welcome to the team!

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