Jesus Is All In
Think about a time when someone on your team made a personal sacrifice to help the team succeed. How did you respond when your team captain, the team’s best player, or your coach demonstrated unusual commitment and an “All In” attitude? Were you aware of the costs associated with their commitment to the team?
- Tell about a moment this week when someone from your team demonstrated that he or she was “All In.”
- What did it cost that person to commit so deeply to the team?
Luke 22:41-42 says, “Then He (Jesus) withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and began to pray, ‘Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me – nevertheless, not My will, but Yours be done.’” This happened in the Garden of Gethsemane the night Jesus was betrayed, less than twenty-four hours before He was crucified
- What do you suppose He was feeling as He prayed?
- What was the cup that Jesus asked God to take away from Him?
- Why would Jesus prefer to do His Father’s will over doing what was safer for Him?
- When does being a good teammate require a sportsperson to go “All In” and sacrifice for his or her team?
- What is the cup of self-sacrifice that you may have to drink to help your team be its best?
- When might your will be in conflict with God’s will for your life in sport?
- Follow Jesus’ example and go “All In” for your teammates.
- Trust God’s goodness and wisdom as you choose His will over yours.
- Pay the price to help your team achieve its goals.
Memory Verse: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life – a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45