#8: Are You a Loser?

After 10 years of Forefront we’ve now done over 120 message series. Thought it might be fun and interesting to share with you my top twenty.

This is a series we did in our first summer. We talked about how, in a sense, we’re all losers, but the cool thing is that God has a thing for losers. We talked about how the church is a place for losers. And we talked about a challenge for losers – that losers need to lose their life in Jesus, that we can only win by losing our lives…

During this series my wife and I had our fourth anniversary so I took her to the water park in our town (I am a hopeless romantic). So we’re in line at some ride when the two kids next to us get in an argument and start saying, “You’re a loser!” “No, you’re a loser!” “No, you’re a loser!” So I interrupted them and said, “Well, theologically speaking I think we could say that actually you’re both losers. You see…”

Each week of this series we did a top ten list on the same topic. Here’s one of them:


10 Your favorite pastime is ironing your underwear.

9 You recently hired a detective to have yourself followed.

8 You preface every comment by yelling, “Survey says!”

7 At your funeral the entire eulogy is, “Yep, he’s dead.”

6 You have a T-shirt that says, “I’m not with stupid, or with anyone else for that matter.”

5 Frequent use of the phrase, “va-va-va-vaoom!”

4 Your inner-child has joined an inner gang and gone wilding through your pancreas.

3 Fox is starting a new show about you, “America’s Least Wanted.”

2 You go to a James Taylor concert. He begins singing “You’ve got a friend,” then spots you in the audience and stops.

1 On a date you tell the girl, “Wow, you kiss better than mom!”

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