Work Together or Fall Apart

If We Do Not Work Together We Will Fall Apart

Having been a basketball coach for over a decade, one of my roles as a coach is to get my team on the same page and to have the same goal in mind. In most sports, the goal is to end up as champions at the end of the season. In order to achieve such a goal a team will need to play unselfishly to have a chance of winning a championship. As coach, I am responsible to make my players believe this goal is achievable. Each player will have to use their own skills in a way that will benefit the team. If one player is trying to serve their own agenda, the team has a better chance of failure when they are put to the test.

In the letter to the  Philippian church, Paul is exhorting the church to work together. As a Christian, when we mold ourselves after the attitude and example of Christ then we will be more capable to operate as a single unit for the purpose at hand. In sports the goal is a championship. In our ministry the goal is to save souls. This is only achieved when each member of the body (the church) is willing to set their desires and attitudes aside for the purpose of achieving this unity.

There were some in the church who were arguing with one another. Think about it. Arguments most often are the result of a disagreement between two. However, when a person is putting others before themselves then this type of argument is easily avoidable. Paul wants the church to share Christ’s attitude of serving others. Christ was the ultimate authority, but He was willing to become the ultimate servant.

Paul knew the need to be unified in thought and purpose. He knew that in order to be successful each member needed to examine the attitude that Christ displayed and apply it to their own lives. In achieving this type of unity, less time would be wasted on disputes and more time on reaching out to lost and hurting people. Let us strive to have the attitude of Christ and work together for the common goal. For if we do not work together, we will just fall apart.

Published by Truth Seeker

My name is Jim, I have been married to my wonderful wife for 28 years. I am from Central California. I love the Lord my God will all my heart, soul, and mind. He is my sustainer and my rock. I believe in the Holy Bible to be the fully inspired word of God. The Bible has no contradictions and is amazingly accurate in all aspects. There are many false ideas about the Bible that can lead to confusion or even cause frustration. It is fascinating to dig in and study the challenges made against God's word. I am convinced thus far that the Bible stands every test and should be everyone's foundation for navigating through everyday life and arriving at the best outcome. We are all eternal beings that will continue past this physical life. Through my trials and errors, I want encourage others to never give up and keep fighting no matter what. Giving up cannot be an option for there is no where else to go. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, (John 6:68).

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