“Teamwork on Three! 1…2…3…"

“Teamwork on Three! 1…2…3…"

January 28, 2023

Bible Readings

Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.

Galatians 6:1-10

Memory Verse

Galatians 6:2

“You obey the law of Christ when you offer each other a helping hand.” (CEV)

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Let’s talk football. What do you think would happen if the quarterback told the offensive line that he did not need them to block for him? How about if only one defender tried to play all of the positions? It probably would not go well. In fact, it would be very, very bad.

Teamwork is an important part of football. Each player has a job to do. The team will not win very many games if all of the players are trying to do everything on their own. Running backs need someone to block for them, receivers need someone to throw them the ball, and linebackers blitzing need someone to cover for them.

Paul reminds us of the importance of working together in Galatians 6. We are to carry each other's burdens. Just like coaches expect their players to work together, God has called us to help each other. When we help someone, we remind them that God loves them, that he knows if it is a good day or a bad day, and that he is with them.

Carrying someone's burdens might seem like a major responsibility, but there are lots of little things which you can do that make a big difference. To help your parents, clear the table or wash the dishes. Help your brother or sister with their homework. Be a good neighbor and pick up litter. Pray for someone who is sad. Sometimes, like scoring a touchdown, you might help in a way everyone notices, and other times only a few people may notice, but God celebrates all of the ways we help each other.


Dear God, thank you for blessing me with family and friends and for how they help me. Give me eyes to see how I can help them and remind them of the family of God. Amen.

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Philip Vander Windt

Philip Vander Windt

Philip VanderWindt is the pastor at Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church. In his free time he enjoys building “tall-tall towers” with his kids, analyzing worldviews of films and music with his wife, photographing the beauty of God’s creation, dabbling in leathercraft and woodwork, and writing.

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