Nothing good happens when someone drops the ball. Denver fans saw that this past Thursday night when the Broncos played the Baltimore Ravens in their season opener. Danny Trevathan, in his second year with the team as a linebacker, intercepted a pass toward the end of the game. With no one in front of him and no threat of being tackled, all he had to do was run it into the end zone. But just before crossing the goal line he dropped the ball. It would’ve been his first NFL touchdown. But it wasn’t. He dropped the ball!
In fact, his “woulda-coulda-shoulda been a touchdown“ was ruled a touchback and Baltimore got possession on its own 20-yard line. They wound up scoring a touchdown of their own, due to Danny dropping the ball. And in an ironic twist of fate fellow linebacker, Wesley Woodard, was injured on the play trying to pick up the ball Danny dropped.
Nothing good happens when someone drops the ball – even in the church. That’s why we’re encouraging all of our people: Don’t Drop The Ball This Fall!
We are praying for every one who calls CROSSROADS their church home, that this fall ...
YOU will worship regularly. Christians (church members) should attend worship every weekend and worship with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. (No exceptions, no excuses.)
YOU will mature continually. It’s an ongoing process that happens best in a small group environment where significant relationships help produce consistent, spiritual growth.
YOU will serve enthusiastically. We are created to serve, gifted to serve and commanded to serve. Every member has a function in the body of Christ and when someone isn’t serving, the body is hampered and becomes unhealthy.
YOU will give generously. Mature, growing believers have a generous spirit. We expect all of our members to give their tithe, time and resources for the task of reaching the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
YOU will pray daily. Every member of the church ought to be a prayer warrior, privately and publicly. We should pray for one another and pray that God would help us be more effective and more faithful in serving Him and building His kingdom.
YOU will pursue unity. God is only glorified when a church is unified. The church doesn’t expect or encourage uniformity but it has to demand unity. Disunity dishonors God, disables the church and destroys our ability to impact the world.
YOU will sacrifice personally. Membership means ownership. We own the fact that we are under divine command to reach the world with the gospel. There is no sacrifice too great, no price too high to reach people for Christ and to make fully-devoted disciples of them. We gladly set our preferences aside in order to reach people who are far from God.
Don’t Drop The Ball This Fall!
© 2013. Barry L. Cameron
Barry L. Cameron has been the Senior Pastor of Crossroads since 1992 when the church was averaging 188 in morning worship. Pastor Cameron and his wife, Janis, have three children and two grandsons. He’s the author of the bestseller: The ABCs of Financial Freedom, Contagious Generosity, and The Financial Freedom Workbook. The Cameron family has been completely debt free since November 2001.