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Team Tennis

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

I think upon my high school years, there is something I miss the most. The favorite parts of school was not in school actually, it was outside. I miss playing for my tennis team. Practice was fun, laughing with my teammates, the bus rides to other schools, the pressure of playing against an opponent, beating a really good school, and being part of something bigger than yourself. I liked putting on the tennis uniform, we all marched like little soldiers going into tennis battle. No matter the opponent, we were going to do our best to win.

Sometimes we won, and sometimes we lost, but at end of it, we were a team. Our goal wasn’t just to win our matches, but we wanted to see everyone else win too. That’s what made teams so much fun, we almost enjoyed watching others win more than us winning our individual matches. If we weren’t playing our matches, we would head over to the other courts to cheer our teammates on.

For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:9.

What is the church? It’s not the building, it’s the people inside. We are the function God uses to do His bidding. We are not just individuals, we are part of something greater. We are part of a team, we are part of God’s team. God is our captain, He gives us our orders, and we go out into the field to do what He has asked of us, and we are never alone. Two by two, group by group, we accomplish all God has asked us to do together.

We are not alone, each of us are here to support each other so that every member has the encouragement they need to win the day. We are a church, we are God’s church, and there is nothing God can not do through us if He is leading us. It doesn’t matter what the task is, God has called us to do it the best of our ability. The Glory and results belong to God, our job is to support each other to the accomplishment of His greater good.

What an honor it is to put on God’s uniform. It is indeed privilege to be called a Christian. Unlike tennis, we are not playing a game, souls are at stake, what we do on this world will make a difference for you and for others who come in contact with you and our church. Let’s stay united and banded together, brothers and sisters in arms. Go Team!

Connected to the Vine

-Pastor Danny

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