By Michael Hill
"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost."
As athletes we must know what our purpose is on our team. An offensive lineman's purpose is to protect the quarterback and make places for the running back to run. A pitcher's purpose is to not allow the opposing team to get a hit. A setter's purpose on the volleyball court is to set the ball so that another player can spike it.
Just as athletes need to know their purpose, each coach has a specific purpose as well. An assistant coach may be in charge of one aspect of the team (i.e. an offensive coordinator). Or perhaps their job is to lead the team in pre-practice stretches. Head coaches also have a purpose. In FCA, our prayer should be that the head coach would see their purpose as molding and shaping the lives of young people.
Everyone on the team has a specific purpose, but for a team to succeed each individual player must help the team accomplish the overall purpose: victory.
Jesus had a purpose also. It was very simple. His purpose was "to seek and to save the lost." As members of "Team Jesus Christ" we must help our Team Captain with His Father's (the Head Coach) purpose.
Jesus came to save the lost. Today, let's understand our purpose on His team. Let's help Him by spreading His message to all who will listen!
1. Are you helping Jesus with His purpose?
2. How are you helping Jesus with His purpose?
3. If you are not helping Jesus, how can you start helping Him?
John 3:16, 14:6, 10:9
1 John 5:9-10
"Father, help me today to seek Your will for my life. Give me the strength to help You complete Your purpose. Take this life You have given me and use it as You see fit. Make me a Kingdom-builder this day. Use my time on earth to build Your Kingdom. Put people in front of me who need to hear Your words. Give me the words to speak to them. When I speak, let it be Your words that they hear."