What do you need to get onto God’s team?
No pre-existing skills or talents, Free membership, No background experience, Little training
Can start immediately, Desire to learn more, No medical examinations &
Accept Jesus as your lord and savior and ask for forgiveness of your sins
How can we be effective on God’s team? ANSWER Strategy
- Acknowledge that God can do it and act in obedience to his word.
- Note what God says in the bible and what has happened in the past.
- Say it in prayer.
- Wait and meditate (individual).
- Encourage one another (community).
- Remind yourself daily of God’s promises (thru the Bible, answers to prayer, prophecies and community input).
God wants us to do things based on our attitude and personality but to not let our ego get in the way with what he has planned for us. Romans 12:3-8
Mission Conscious – what is the big picture – (Eternity)
Committed – there are no half-hearted champions. (Priorities)
Relational – if you get along, others will go along. (Being friends)
Selfless – there is no I in team. (Sacrifice)
- Romans 12:1-2
- 1 John 5:4-5
- Colossians 2:8-10
If you don’t have Jesus as your tag team partner, you don’t have anyone to call on when you are getting beat up or making the wrong choices – in wrestling, it is called a handicap match. Jesus has come to earth and been on the team and went through the same struggles as us. Only you are able to ask Jesus to join with you and be Lord over your life, you need to ask him for forgiveness of your sins and to be your life coach, tag team partner and father. Finally don’t forget about the final outcome as it has eternal consequences and it is the wrong thing to be wrong about.
Two farmers desperately needed rain to save their crops and both prayed to God. However only one went out and prepared his fields for rain, tell me who has more belief in God? What do you need to prepare to contribute to God’s team?