Baseball was brutal today! We finished and I feel like I just got done lifting a bus! Usually people don’t feel like this after baseball practice but I have to blame the excruciating pain in my chest from this bunting drill we did about half way through practice. Coach Wolber, who is in the military, had us bunt 10 balls off of a machine shooting them at us. While the player was bunting, the rest of the team was fielding the bunts and for every ball the person bunted unsuccessfully the rest of the team (excluding the bunter) had to do 10 push ups. Since the bunter was not doing the push ups, they had to watch the rest of the team do them. They had to feel responsible for the team’s push ups because just like in a game, if a player doesn’t get the bunt down then the whole team suffers. So when the person was bunting, the whole team would cheer that person on to succeed. We really pulled together as a team to reach a common goal; to do the least amount of push ups possible. I had to have done at least 300 push ups! Thanks Coach Wolber! (Even though the coaches are part of the team, I didn’t any of them getting down and doing the push ups!)
1 Corinthians 1:12-14
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
Now when Paul was talking to the people of Corinth, I’m almost positive he was not talking to them about bunting and doing push ups! Instead he was talking about the body of Christ and how it is made up of many parts, just like the A-Team. We all have our own talents and when we bring our talents together we form the perfect body of Christ. This is shown a lot with the new Champion Life Church that will be having their first service April 17, 2011. Each person is good at their own thing whether it is being vocal, handy, or just being someone who prays often for the church. Together all of these people come together to form a church, or a body of Christ! Let’s cheer on our teammates!