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What Are You Seeking?
by Tom Goodman
June 26, 2013

"Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still think... 'God, it's got to be more than this.'  I mean this isn't, this can't be what it's all cracked up to be."

That's what NFL quarterback Tom Brady told Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes a few years ago.

Brady has started for the Patriots eleven seasons, leading his team to the Super Bowl five times and earning them rings in three of those games.  He's won the Super Bowl MVP twice, gone to eight Pro Bowls, and his league record for most touchdown passes in a single regular season has yet to be surpassed.  But in a moment of candor he admitted to Kroft, "Maybe a lot of people would say, 'Hey man, this is what is.  I reached my goal, my dream, my life.'  Me, I think, 'God, it's got to be more than this.'"

"What's the answer?" asked Kroft.

"I wish I knew," Brady replied.  "I wish I knew."

I think his new backup QB could suggest an answer.

In the first chapter of John's Gospel, Jesus notices two men trailing him and he asks them, "What are you seeking?"  Have you paused in your busy life long enough to answer that question yourself?  What are you seeking?

This Sunday we'll spend some time with that biblical story as we wrap up our series, "Questions God Wants to Ask You."  It will also be a perfect study for introducing you to a new campaign called "Explore God."  Our church is one of 280+ Austin churches participating in this effort.

"Explore God" is a citywide effort to bring spiritually prepared believers together with spiritually curious people to begin to have conversations about God.  The campaign begins in July with an area-wide advertising blitz designed to raise awareness and create curiosity regarding spiritual issues.  In July and August, we'll train you to talk naturally with others about these issues.  The campaign culminates with a sermon series in September and October when our Sunday messages and small groups will be centered on seven common questions about God and faith.  Our goal is for 400,000 spiritual conversations to take place and for 50,000 people to hear the gospel!

To learn more, go online here.  And be sure to join us this Sunday as we think through Jesus' profound question:  "What are you seeking?"


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