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March 21 Minute Message

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

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They’re unpredictable, full of disappointment, bursting with surprise and the best action on television.  Some call it madness and for good reason – even the savviest among us cannot guess who will win the collegiate basketball tournaments.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

At tournament time, season records mean little, Cinderella teams become favorites and great talent is celebrated by all.  The key to victory, however, is playing as a team.  The hotshot player who wants to do it all will be more detrimental than helpful.  The teams who rise to the top are those whose players are selfless; who see a good assist as more important than an average shot; who set a stationary pick so their teammate has a chance at a basket and who realize that working together on the court is more important than guarding personal records. 

Watch closely and you will glimpse some valuable life lessons during the games.  Be good at assisting those in need.  Come alongside others and free them up so they can be successful.  Don’t focus on personal glory.  And most importantly, be selfless. God seldom uses the hotshot; victory comes to those who work together like a team. 


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