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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Selection Sunday

Today is Selection Sunday.  This is the day when teams are selected to be in the NCAA Basketball Tournament (for those of you wondering, I will not post about basketball every day).  This day is a big day for those who are interested in filling out brackets and getting involved in office pools or those filling out the one that Warren Buffet will pay out $1 billion to anyone who fills out a perfect one.

March Madness is finally here for basketball fans.

On Selection Sunday I want to remind you that you were selected by God.  I want to remind you that if you are a believer it is because God selected to love you.  Below are some verses that celebrate Selection Sunday.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.  In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will... to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves."  Ephesians 1:3-6

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit... fruit that will last..."  John 15:16

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."  1 Peter 2:9-10

On this Selection Sunday remember that God chose you.  He didn't chose you in the same way the selection committee chooses basketball teams for the NCAA Tournament.  They try to chose worthy teams.  God chose unworthy sinner and makes them worthy.

Praise God that He selected you today.

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