The “G” Team – Focus Scripture: John 14:15-21
Today’s scripture shows that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are working together as a team for our good. For a minute, let us think of the Trinity as God’s team – the G-team – that helps us win the game of life. What makes the Trinity a winning team?
The first thing you need is a good playbook – one that has all the right commands. The playbook is not overly complicated. It breaks things down into simple terms. All the commandments are summed up in two rules: Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Today’s text reinforces this message. Jesus is the Word that became flesh. If we follow His lead, we will know what to do.
Second, you need a brilliant manager. You need someone who will be there to guide you and intercede when you start to make the wrong moves. He is an advocate and a comforter (John 14:26), the Holy Spirit that stands as a Seal on our salvation (Eph 1:13), a guide (John 16:13), a teacher (Luke 12:12), and a prayer intercessor (Romans 8:26). The Holy Spirit – the ultimate manaager– is making sure your benefits include the immediate presence and power of God in everyday life. As a member of God’s team, you are well represented.
A third thing you need for a winning team is a team spirit. Being on a team means that you are not alone. It means you don’t have to feel like an orphan. It means you are part of something greater than yourself. Today’s scripture refers to this. Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans.” There is unity in the body of Christ. Now, in the company of other believers, you can play this game of life with confidence. You can finish the game with the victory.
God’s team will settle for nothing less!
Amazing God, when the going gets tough, help us to remember that we have a powerful team on our side. And for this, we give you the honor, the glory, and the praise. Amen.