Sunday, October 14, 2018

T H E   I D E A L   T E A M M A T E
I John 3:16

Who is your model for the ideal teammate?  What does he/she do that makes him/her such a great teammate?  For me, that person is Jesus Christ.  Let’s consider him as a model today.

In John’s first letter at chapter 3 and verse 16, we read, “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us.  And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”

That’s what a great teammate looks like, one who lays his life down for the others!  Certainly we can see that vividly in the life of Jesus.  He died a real death in our places. 

How can we, in less drastic and bloody ways, lay down our lives for our teammates?  Think about it.  We do this when we give up playing time to help develop younger players.  We do it when we sacrifice personal records or accomplishments for the good of the team.  We do it when we change positions to fill a weakness that has appeared due to an injury or illness.  A great teammate is one who lays down his life for his friends.

As you compete today, lay down your life for your team.  Give your 100% best effort throughout the competition.  Sacrifice your personal goals for those of the team and you’ll be a teammate like the Lord Jesus.

Bible Reading Plan:
John 4:43-54
I Peter 1:10-16
Jeremiah 35-38