Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Wardrobe for September - Part 2

So here it is…the shirt that someone found on ebay and showed me so I could buy and wear it for our September Touchdown Jesus message series! Boy is this tempting!!!!

But this got me thinking in a capitalistic type of a way. I know that there are many of you out there who would love to see me preaching on stage on a Sunday morning in a dreadful jersey that I’m sure would make my skin crawl just to put it on. But with my tuition bills coming in regularly from my daughter being in college, and realizing that next year I will have two kids in college at the same time (OUCH!), what if I auctioned my wardrobe off for the month of September to the highest bidder?

Here’s how it could work. Each week, people could bid. They could act individually or go together as a group. By Friday the highest bid is awarded the right to provide the shirt or jersey for me to wear that Sunday. Whatever team they provide, I would have to wear. All the proceeds would then go as a scholarship toward my daughter’s college tuition.

But wait…there has to be some minimums put in place here. I mean this is asking an awful lot of me. For example, there would be a $1,000 minimum to win a week’s bid for providing a jersey for me to wear with the following exceptions for the teams I loathe:

$1,500 minimum to wear a Dallas Cowboys Jersey

$2,000 minimum to wear a Notre Dame University Jersey

$2,500 minimum to wear a Philadelphia Eagles Jersey

$3,000 minimum to wear a Baltimore Ravens Jersey

$3,500 minimum to wear a Denver Broncos Jersey

$4,000 minimum to wear a University of Michigan Jersey

$4,500 minimum to wear a Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey

$5,000 minimum to wear a Penn State Jersey

ACTUALLY, I’M KIDDING ABOUT THIS! Well, to be real honest, my wife nixed the idea. She said I could only do it if the proceeds went to the church. Forget that! I’m not putting on any of these types of horrific jerseys unless it benefits me personally!!!

So, I guess I’ll just have to spend the $15 and buy the “Jesus is a Cleveland Fan” T-shirt shown above! It won’t help my paying for my kid’s college but it will sure make me feel good! After all, I can always alternate between it and my Ohio State University jersey week to week!


Anonymous said...

There's no doubt Jesus is a Cleveland fan. Scripture tells us who chose the foolish things of this world. What other team would fit that?

Magic Mike said...

Does the back of the shirt say, "Every year on April 1st"?

Pastor Scott said...

OK Magic Mike...that's hitting below the belt!

Nelson said...

I think you are onto something big to pay for the additional renovations required at Grace Church.

All you have to do is be willing to allow the Holy Spirit to provide the resources to see how willing you are to Meet Poeple Where They Are at -- Moving to God!

This would be an exciting fundraiser; just to see that you are for all people not just your favorite team. Go for It!

Andy Spade said...


I anticipate Grace Church's first public stoning...

Nevin said...

The president of the elder board just told me Jesus is a Cleveland fan because they get crucified every week...

boo yah

Pastor Scott said...

Oh, Nevin...OUCH!!!! Just remember, Jesus rose from the dead and ascended back to glory. So too will my Browns!