Thursday, June 14, 2018

G r e a t n e s s
Matthew 20:26-28

In our society, who seems to be the greater, the player who scores 25 points and grabs 15 rebounds a game or the one who carries water to her teammates during time outs?

In Matthew chapter 20 at verses 26 - 28, Jesus says, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

Jesus turns the whole world upside down with this thought.  Those who are truly great are the ones who sere their teammates, making themselves and their team better in the process.

Service is greater than selfishness and sacrifice gives life to one’s team.  Let’s emulate Christ by serving each other and sacrificing for our teammates.

Play this game in an attitude of selflessness, giving to your teammates and coaches the last full measure of devotion.  We’ll be like Christ when we serve others and sacrifice for our team.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 4:38-44
Philippians 1:1-11
Psalms 119:105-112