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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Finishing First but Not Winning

Jesus taught his disciples how to finish first without competing against each other or other faith traditions. In Mark 9:33-41, he shows disciples how to "be first" in service.

We compete is against the very principalities and forces of darkness that use human rivalries to breed envy, jealousy, and scapegoats. By faithfully working downward to first place in service, we defeat the Enemy and trust Jesus to operate the scoreboard of faith.

See one example of this competition for service in an NCAA softball game that cost a team a victory but gave one woman a chance to complete her only home run.

1 comment:

Bart said...

Bummer. I would like to watch the video, but YouTube has removed it from their site due to a "terms of use" violation.

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