I was on football teams from 6th through 12th grade. Unlike pickup games in which "plays" consist of "you go long and I'll chuck it up", there was an actual playbook I had to learn and memorize. When I played Tight End I needed to know if I was supposed to stay in and block, run a post pattern, or run an out. If I did my part and everyone else on the team did their part, the play would work and we would move the ball down the field. If I (or anyone else on the team) didn't know what I was supposed to do or simply chose to do my own thing or nothing at all, the play was doomed and the team would fail.
Christ's Body, the Church, also depends on team work. As everyone plays their part and works in unity and partnership with everyone else, God's agenda is accomplished and the Gospel is able to make an impact on lives. Problems arise, however, when unity breaks down and individuals end up working against each other instead of working in tandem with their brothers and sisters.
This Sunday, October 1st, we'll be looking at an important passage in Ephesians chapter 4 that addresses our unity and team work as Christ's Body. Take a few minutes and read Ephesians 4:1-16 and reflect on your part of God's Team. I hope you'll be able to join us.
Remaining on the Bench is No Longer an Option
Next Sunday, October 8th, we will have a Ministry Fair as a part of our Worship Celebration. Various ministries within our church will have displays describing what they do and how individuals can get involved in serving in big and small ways. Plan on coming with the goal to discover where you might fit best in using how God has shaped you to serve.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church