Get In The Game

A few years back now my wonderful friend Rich took me to a Penn State Football Game. What an exciting experience!
This picture was taken well before the opening kick off so the stands were sparsely filled.
By game time about 106,000 fans had filed in!
What we had that day was 106,000 persons desperately in need of exercise,cheering on 22 football players who were desperately in need of rest!
The Church of Jesus Christ can be like that!
A small minority of Christians working very hard in ministry while a much larger majority of idle Christians are cheering them on!
This is not God’s will.
In Ephesians 4:11-12 we see the prescription:
“And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, FOR THE EQUIPPING OF THE SAINTS FOR THE WORK OF SERVICE TO THE BUILDING UP OF THE BODY OF CHRIST … “.
Get out of the stands and onto the playing field!