Tuesday, April 7, 2009


All right, my favorite sport is basketball!!! It takes a strong team to be successful in any sports such as basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, etc. The same can be said of the church. The church is not the building you meet in, it is the people you meet with. God says that wherever 2 or 3 are gathered in My name, there I am among them. A strong church cares for the spiritual needs of everyone in the body, and has strong leadership to guide the younger Christians who are growing in their faith. A basketball team is as strong as their weakest member, and their weakest member has something to contribute to the success of the team. For example one player might not be able to dribble or have the foot-speed to keep up on defense, but they do know how to shoot. A team always needs shooters as well as rebounders and passers. A church is the same way. Some people have been blessed with the ability to preach. Those who do not have the ability to preach are very important in the body of Jesus Christ because God has blessed them with different abilities. God has given some the ability to be prayer warriors, elders, pastors, money managers, and encouragers of others in their walk with the Lord. God has blessed people with different roles in sports and in the church, and every role is important in making them both become as strong as possible.

God is making my role in basketball and church clearer and I pray He makes your role clear too,
Mark Cannon

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