I Corinthians 12: 12-27 -- “The Church is the Body of Christ”
“A story is told of a tug of war in grade school that was a part of a bigger Olympic kind of event day. The classes had gathered on the blacktop and put on fairly even teams with about 20 kids on each side. A large rope was placed in their hands, and when the teacher gave the signal, all started pulling as hard as they could.
One team was beginning to win as they worked together well. Suddenly, the rope jerked backward and they fell to the ground. It became apparent that something had gone terribly wrong. The kids on the other team were holding out bloody hands and crying.
It turns out that a few members of that team had given up and let go of the rope. As soon as they let go, the force of the other team pulling yanked the rope right through the hands of those who were still holding tight to the rope.”
This is how every team works.
You have to know that you can depend on everyone to give their best to the team.
On every team, when one person lets go, the entire team suffers some kind of damage, weakness. It is missing a piece.
The Church is a Team. Everyone is crucial. Paul teaches this with the image of the church as the body of Christ. God has given us each skills, gifts, passions, all to be a part of this team.
November is the month that we gather as a team to set our goals for 2020. At our business meeting on Nov. 17th, we will each make commitments to this team and our common goals. You are special. You are valued. You are needed.
Come as we get ready to make a difference in 2020.
REMINDER: BUSINESS MEETING & LUNCHEON ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, AFTER WORSHIP. NOMINATING SLATE AND PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET WILL BE CONSIDERED.