A baseball team was running relays for conditioning. Each player had to put the ball in the next players glove. The players ran as as fast as they could, but then some started dropping the ball. All their work and effort was for nothing without the ball.
In the same way, we can run the Christian race hard, but if we are not passing on the message of salvation to others, we are dropping the ball. We are not here just to get ourselves across the finish line, but to bring others with us.
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Contributed by Christian Cheong on May 4, 2004
George W. Truett, a well-known Texas preacher, was invited to dinner in the home of a very wealthy oilman. After the meal, the host led him to a place where they could get a good view of the surrounding area. Pointing to the oil wells and punctuating the landscape, he boasted, "Twenty-five ...read more