Day 19 p. 211-226
“make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.” Philippians 2:2
Did you know that in the National Football League the home team wins 57 out of 100 games? This is sometimes referred to as the “home field advantage.” The fans have gathered with the same mind, a united spirit, and one purpose. The fan noise in some stadiums has been known to be so disruptive, the opposing team has to modify their communication, in order to effectively communicate on the field. This can be extremely disruptive and often causes a team to make errors. The home field advantage is a significant factor for sports teams. Do we as followers of Jesus Christ have a home field advantage? When our team gathers on Sunday morning, should we gather with the same mind, united in spirit, and intent on one purpose? The answer of course is yes. Our opposition is evil, and when we come together with the same mind, united in spirit, and intent on one purpose, not only will we win 57 out of 100 times, we will win 100 out of 100 times. You see, as followers of Jesus we have the ultimate “home field” advantage. Our faith in Christ unites us as believers. Paul frequently taught this principal, and we, as followers tend to underestimate the power of unity. What intentional steps will you take this week to be united with the same mind, united in spirit, and united and intent on one purpose?
Prayer: Father help me to be united with the same mind, united in the same spirit, and united and intent on one purpose.
About The Author
Kevin Linthicum is the minister of evangelism/missions for Oakland Heights Baptist Church. He enjoys spending time with his family, and outdoor recreation with Susan. He is thankful for the opportunity to serve on the team at OHBC.