From the Chaplain
Team is defined as a “group of people working together on a specific task.” By definition, it is true to say that all Christians form a team. Christians are a group of people who are called by Jesus to work together with the common purpose of carrying out His will in the earth. With that understanding in mind, let’s continue by speaking a language all of us athletes can identify with — let’s talk in terms of a team. Since Christians are a team, God is the head coach, along with His Son Jesus (who saved us) and His Holy Spirit (who empowers us). Since teams are designed to participate in games, we can say that Christians play in the game of life. This game schedule is a tough and lengthy one – 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Christians never stop playing because life never stops happening. More than that, Christians play against the same opponent each day. The devil’s team is powerful and determined. Their coach is crafty and clever. He is committed to his game plan of, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy.” (John 10:10). He’s playing to win, and he already has many victories. Take a look at today’s world and all the evil in it and you can clearly see how many lives he has impacted for the worse. Confidence when facing evil can be hard to come by, which is why it is important that Christians always remember that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).
This is so powerful to understand! You and I are more than conquerors if we believe in Jesus. What does that even mean? The word conqueror have multiple definitions, but, “To be victorious” is about the best definition. Romans 8: 37 guarantees that God’s players will be the champions. There is nothing that can stop God’s game plan from succeeding in the lives of His players – except one thing. What can stop His plan? Us! How is this possible? By abandoning His plan and doing our own thing. We here a Scots PGC College also forms a formidable team. Let’s stand together and trust God’s plans for the live of our College and for our families. Jesus said, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].” JOHN 10:10 AMP. Rev Willie