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The Same Team

“We’re all on the same team,” I said not long ago in a Bible Study with people from different churches and denominations.

It’s a line I’ve used for a long time. It says the same thing as our old friend St. Paul does in 1st Corinthians 12

Your body has many parts — limbs, organs, cells — but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body.

It’s exactly the same with Christ.

The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part.

— At that Bible Study, when I said, “We’re all on the same team,” an 81-year-old chimed in with, “We just play different positions.”

Amen!

And wow I’m thankful for that, aren’t you?

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Walk How?

“What does the Lord require?
To act justly
& to love mercy,
& to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

Soooo…what does it look like to “walk humbly with your God” right there where you are, with the people around you?

And what’s one thing you could do today to “walk humbly with your God” like our Lord requires?

Love What?

“What does the Lord require?
To act justly
& to love mercy,
& to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

Soooo…what does it look like to “love mercy” where you are and with the people around you?

And what’s one simple thing you could do today to “love mercy” like our Lord requires?

Act How Now?

“What does the Lord require?
To act justly
& to love mercy,
& to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

Soooo…what does it look like to “act justly” right there, right now, with the people around you?

And what’s one thing you could do today to “act justly” like our Lord requires?

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Nine. Eleven. Oh. One.

Any Questions?

“What does the Lord require?

To act justly

& to love mercy,

& to walk humbly your God.”

Micah 6:8

This is A Day of New Beginnings, part 7.

Let me get out of the way. These are the lyrics to New Beginnings as sung by Ayiesha Woods —

And I know you’ve been through more things than most
And it always seems as though it’ll never get any better
But there’s something you should know, you’re never alone
No matter how it all began it’s not how it has to end

‘Cause I believe in new beginnings,

no matter what they say

Yesterday is over, it’s over

And though tomorrow can’t be promised

Today’s a brand new day,

love lasts forever, forever

I believe, I believe, I believe

in new beginnings

I know you’ve been hurt before and you don’t wanna try no more
Said you already closed the door to that part of your heart
But you can love again, in time your heart will mend
Before it’s all over you’ll be doing fine

‘Cause I believe in new beginnings, no matter what they say
Yesterday is over, it’s over
And though tomorrow can’t be promised
Today’s a brand new day and love lasts forever, forever
I believe, I believe, I believe in new beginnings

I ain’t living in yesterday
New beginnings gonna come my way
It’s what I believe
And you ain’t got to be feeling down
New beginning’s gonna come around
Don’t you believe?

I believe in new beginnings, no matter what they say
Love lasts forever, forever

— Amen?

[Songwriters: AYIESHA SHONTAE WOODS, CHRISTOPHER E. STEVENS
© Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP
For non-commercial use only.]