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Christianity is a Team Sport

The Boston Celtics are the team for me.  Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett are 3 stars, who after having great careers thus far, put down their individual egos and agendas for the sake of winning an NBA Championships.   All three of their scoring averages went down last year.  They sacrificed and gave the  basketball to the guy who had the hot hand in almost every game.  All of them played defense and did the necessary dirty work.  Until last June, none of them were able to taste the NBA Championship.  Good players they are, but they just weren’t able to win by themselves.

That’s what being a follower of Christ is like.   Many of us think that we can go it alone and let me tell you — that’s hard.  But to win we have to work together.  The bible speaks of the Christian life as a team sport, check it out:

so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:5

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.  James 5:16

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  Hebrews 10:25


Followers of Jesus Christ have to run in packs praying for each other and holding each other accountable.  Playing the Lone Ranger will get you in trouble and you will find it difficult to fulfill the will of God for your life.  It’s miserable dealing with your issues by yourself.

Personally, some Friday nights, I feel like doing some evil stuff, but because I know that I might get a call I don’t do what’s on my mind. The body is meant to grow together. Kinfolk, I encourage you to find some people that you can be accountable to, and who will tell you the truth even when it hurts.  These friendships are great for prayer, confession, accountability, restoration, support, and encouragement.

I talk about accountability often and one of the complaints that I get is that people don’t want other people knowing their business.  What do you think?


P.S.  Paul Pierce is the Truth!  Sorry Faker Fans…



  1. April 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Well, these are interesting thoughts. I think they are true. However, everything is
    relative and ambiguous to my mind.

    • April 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

      Interesting, what do you mean by everything is relative and ambiguous to your mind?

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