It’s baseball season! Our favorite MLB teams are vying for a chance at the World Series. T-ball tykes, high school and college sluggers, church and business league players have been giving it their best through the hot summer days. A true ball player doesn’t shy away from a challenge. When the stakes are high and the challenge is big, a winning player is anxious to get in the game and on the field. That winner’s plea is, “Put me in the game, Coach!”
Winning players look for the best way to serve the entire time. They are willing to play whatever position is necessary in order to secure a win for everyone.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” I John 3:16
Tithemi: to design, to place strategically, to arrange or set up specifically, to think intentionally
“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.” I John 3:16-19
Serving makes us more like Jesus.
Serving allows us to experience miracles.
Serving gives us a bond with other believers.
Serving grows our faith.
Serving is good for the soul.
You were created for it.