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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Are You Holding Us Back?

In sports no one wants to be the individual who is holding the team back.  Back from what you ask?  From the team accomplishing its goal whether it is to win the Superbowl or the NBA Finals.  No one wants to be the one who keeps the team from accomplishing its goal.  What if we approached Team Jesus with that same attitude?  What if everyone who was on the team did not want to be the individual to keep us from accomplishing our goal?  What is the goal? Well there are a several but here are a few:

  1. To preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature (Mark 16:15).
  2. To be One just as Christ and the Father are One (John 17:21-24).
I know what you are thinking?  My little sin is not holding back the entire body of Christ.  Well just ask Achan.  Whose Achan?  Achan's story is recorded in the book of Joshua chapter 7 and Achan is remembered as the guy who was holding Israel back.  Achan's actions affected the entire camp of Israel and God refuse to bless Israel because there was sin in the Israelite camp.  Achan was literally holding Israel back. 

The question becomes are you holding Team Jesus back by your actions?

Scripture Reference:  Mark 16:15, John 17:21-24, Joshua 7

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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