Teamwork

Acts 4:32-35

“32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.” —

Many of us associate Teamwork with sports. I know for many years of my life that was all I associated teamwork with, cause I felt that when it came to other subjects I did not need anybody’s help, I could do it on my own. I had a group of 8th graders sit down yesterday and write me two paragraphs on what teamwork meant to them and how it would apply to their future. The only stipulation I gave them was that it could not be sports related. I was in shock at how many came up with excellent answers, that teamwork was a group coming together to achieve a goal. They also mentioned that teamwork helps build friendship and teaches people to work together. When approaching teamwork in their future many noted that in order to be successful they would need to be able to work well team members. I was extremely excited to see such excellent journal responses. However, I am also with these kids on a daily basis and not many times do I see them act the way they responded in their journals.

Christianity involves Teamwork. First we need the assistance of our captain and Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is He who gives us direction And makes clear the path for our life. He also puts other leaders and team members in our lives to help assist us. We live in a wicked world, one in which the devil is always on the prowl seeking to destroy us, if we attempt to take on his attacks on out own we will fail. This is why the Lord urges Christians to get planted in a church, so we can have teammates to lean on when situations become overwhelming.
As a team we must remain equally yoked, with “one heart and one soul” we must always remember that the goal we are striving to achieve is that the Lord’s will be worked out in our lives and that we spread HIS gospel to all the nations. We must always ACT the way we speak, because not only does the Lord see all of out actions, but if we act one way around our teammates and another by ourselves we will begin to lose the trust of our teammates. When trust is lost, a team will fall apart. I urge you today to be the best teammate you possibly can, so in due season the Lord will build you into a Leader!

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