Who’s on your team? What is your goal?

Think of Church as your team. God invited you. Like the Olympians in this weekend’s Opening Ceremonies, you responded to the invitation.

In this four-week series, For Team and Kingdom, we will peek into the Old and New Testaments to learn more about the challenge to which God has called us to take part. Today, we will learn from Abraham’s response to follow God by faith to a land that was unknown, and the blessing he received, not just for himself, but for all of us. We will also seek to understand Jesus’ work with His disciples, as well as His coaching for the early church.

As Mosaics, we share a common goal: We want to know God and to make Him known through the pursuit of unity in accordance with the prayer of Jesus Christ (John 17:20-23) and patterned after the New Testament church at Antioch (Acts 11:19-26;13:1). Our individual talents and gifts make the team strong, while our diversity presents a credible gospel to our community.

One day we will be part of “a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (Rev. 7:9). As we look forward to that glorious culmination, we also work today for the church on earth to reflect the heavenly procession.