In my life I have been blessed to be a part of some amazing teams.
- As the son of Dick and Bev and the brother of Debbie, I got to grow up as a part of “Team Robinson.”
- Being born at the right place, and the right time, I got to play basketball with an amazing collection of men that won 3 out of 4 State Championships in the state of Oklahoma.
- In college, I was a part of a fraternity that competed (on many levels) at the University of Oklahoma.
- In 1996, another “Team Robinson” was formed when Kimberly said “I do.”
- Since 2001, I have been a part of a great staff team, serving an amazing church family at Wildwood.
- I have been super blessed by the “teams” I have been a part of.
I am so glad that life is not a “solo” sport. In the ups and the downs of daily life, I am so thankful that I get to live my life connected to others.
When I look at the Bible, I am reminded that the CHRISTIAN LIFE is a team event as well. We were never intended to be a pious particle, but we were always designed to be connected to one another. Even when Christians are separated physically, they are connected spiritually as a part of the one Body of Christ.
A long time ago, in an empire far, far away, the Apostle Paul was imprisoned in Rome, and isolated physically from the rest of his church friends. Though physically distant, Paul was greatly encouraged as he remembered the connection he had with his team of fellow Christians (his church) back in Philippi. Like a lonely college freshman longing for that Labor Day reunion with their high school friends, so Paul yearned for all his friends in that far away church. Upon reflecting upon their connection, Paul began to pray, thanking God for the past, present, and future he had with these dear people. This team was permanent.
Over the next 3 Sundays at Wildwood Community Church, we will be talking about the team we are invited to be a part of in a local church. As we “Connect 4 the Gospel” we are not only a part of the winning team, but we are encouraged to continue to grow in the midst of difficult times. This week we are kicking off this series by looking at Philippians 1:1-11 in part one of this series. We hope you can join us in our 9:00, 10:15, or 11:30 services (inside with children, student, college, and adult classes running), 10:15 on the livestream (wildwoodchurch.org/live), or at our 8:00AM outdoor chapel service as we remember the connections we have with one another in Christ. See you Sunday, and invite your friends! We would love to connect 4 the gospel with the them as well.