Between The Lines: The Theology of Baseball – Introduction
What does the game of Baseball have to do with the way we live out our faith? Three strikes, a sacrifice fly, advancing the runners, and crossing home plate. Is there really a theology of Baseball and can it teach us something about the way we ought to live? You’d be surprised.

Baseball is sometimes criticized as an individual sport since a single person pitches to a single person. But everyone who has played baseball or seen a double play being turned knows that everybody has to work together, for the team to be its best. You need everybody playing their position and doing their part.

Small Group Questions: Sunday, June 19, 2016

Week 2: No “I” in Team

  • In reading 1 Corinthians 12:21-27 and/or recalling the sermon you listened to, what did you find most interesting or important?
  • How are people in your group the same? What binds you together?
  • How are the people in your group unique? What would be missing if someone in your group stopped participating?
  • Why do you think Christianity, America, our World is so divided? Do you think you contribute to the division?
  • How can you see the best in someone you don’t like this week, instead of the worst?

Taking the Next Step of Discipleship
Following Jesus is never a solitary or individual journey. We’re all connected and we’re all in this together. If one suffers we all suffer. We’re called to be the body of Christ in this world and build the kingdom of heaven on earth. Find and make a connection with someone you don’t know well this week. Focus on what you have in common rather than the differences that separate you. Just like you, they’re a child of God. When you see someone who is different, say to yourself, “There is one for whom Christ died.” If Jesus loves them are we not to do the same?

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