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Devotional #10 - Teamwork
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Devotional #10 - Teamwork

Opening

  • We learned today the importance of teamwork, now let’s see what the Bible says about it.
  • Read, or someone read the Teaching verse. FYI: The memory verse is further down

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Devotional

Big picture: Life is easier when we work together, and we learn Godly lessons along the way.

  • Q: Who is your favorite sports team? And why is it your favorite?
  • We all have favorite teams, but God’s favorite team is the Body of Christ.
  • Q: Does anyone know who the Body of Christ is? It’s all Christians working together for God’s glory.
  • The Bible talks a lot about the Body of Christ, and that we should work together in harmony, as one.
  • The teaching verse reminds us that when we work together, we can get much more work done AND many other good things, such as:
    • Teamwork encourages everyone on the team.
    • Teamwork shows you respect others by helping them or being helped.
    • Teamwork makes doing difficult things more enjoyable.
    • Working as a team makes the time fly by.
    • God is glorified by working with others. The Holy Spirit is magnified in cooperation.
    • When we work with others, they get to see our faith in action by how we work.
    • Most opportunities to share our faith happen when we are on a team.
  • Christians should be the most cheerful workers because we are working for God in all things we do.
  • It takes cooperation to work as a team. Cooperation means we choose to help others.
  • Cooperation also means we put others’ needs before our own to make the team work well.
  • God likes teamwork and cooperation, just look at the Holy Trinity. That is the perfect team: 3 in 1!
  • Q: Who were Jesus’ human team members? That’s right, the 12 disciples.
  • Early on the disciples didn’t understand how to be Jesus’ teammate, but in the end, they understood with the help of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes it takes patience for a team to work well together.
  • Last week we learned about service. Serving on a team is another way to serve God and others.

Memory Verse #2

Ask if anybody knows it yet and can say it? Read it together 2X Consider having a memory verse pamphlet for kids take home.

Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Topical Questions

  1. Have any of you ever played a team sport? If so, what was it?

  2. Could you have played that sport without your teammates? No!

  3. Could you have won a game in that team sport without your teammates? No!

  4. Who is the best teammate? God will never leave you or let you down, he is the best teammate…ever!

Closing Prayer

Father God, You love us and want everyone on earth to be a part of Your team. Who are we that You would want us on Your team? We are nothing without You and have everything with You. But yet, You still love us beyond our wildest imagination. You choose us first every time. Thank you so much God for loving us so much. We are thankful and we love you God for who you are. The perfect teammate!

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Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 (ESV)

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