Boast in God!

SoccerBOAST!  We introduced a new song to our church this past weekend.  "I Will Boast" by Paul Baloche is a great song, by the way.  What was fun this past weekend was how I introduced this song.  I mentioned that the USA tied Italy in the World Cup …silence ….crickets chirping.  Then I described that this World Cup thing is big and the the USA team is our team and that the tie means they are still in the World Cup!  A few claps and a couple hoots.  Cool. 

I then mentioned to them about this word, "boast."  In the scripture, the word "praise" means "to boast."  And, I shared how I get when my son is playing soccer on the field running in a clump with other little kids after the ball.  I go nuts.  I boast, "that’s my boy!."  Shouting, clapping and hooting and all sorts of bragging go on.  I asked if anyone could relate.  I got enthusiastic nods.  Well, needless to say, our caucasianly-challenged church almost went nuts.  Yes, we did have to practice a couple times to get the volume of boasting loud enough.  But, we did it.  And, the song was a blast!

I will make my boast in Christ alone!


Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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