Your Finest Hour - Sunday, March 23rd 2014
"Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually."
We have all heard the expression, "There is no 'I' in teamwork" and this is even truer for the church. Like a team that has made it to the Super Bowl, we should stand united in Christ working together for one unified purpose - to proclaim the Gospel to the world. This is a lofty goal, yet it is one that our coach has called us to. Christ has given us the directive and now we must follow through, as a team.
Romans 12:15 "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." NKJV
Like a team, the church must support each player as they gain ground for the Kingdom. If one member is in pain, the rest should grieve for them, then do what they can to help. If there is a big play and one person is blessed, we all rejoice with glad hearts. There is no room for selfishness or jealousy in the family of God. These things lead to bitterness, deceit, and division. Remember, this is not about us. If we think that this life is about us, then we miss out on God's amazing blessings and the team suffers. It's about our Lord and it's about others. In front of us is the field of life, and the God of all creation has empowered us to gain ground for His Kingdom. It's bigger than you and I, yet God has called us to the line of scrimmage. Are you ready? This could be your finest hour.
Life Lesson: We are in Christ and a part of something bigger and more important than just ourselves.
Thank You for life and for inviting me to be part of this adventure with You. Thank You for the gifts You've given me. Lord, I pray that You use them for Your Kingdom. Help me to get rid of any selfishness and to put others first. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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