This Friday afternoon over 50 StoneBridge guys and their buddies will play golf together. I can't wait.
Jesus was really good at relating to and hanging out with a bunch of regular guys. Sometimes we forget that He took a rag tag group of twelve guys and turned the world upside down.
One of things I really like about StoneBridge is hanging out with the guys. I enjoy the camaraderie. I love the competition. I like the fact the StoneBridge guys are regular guys. Do we have a lot of exceptional, highly gifted achievers representing nearly every profession you can think of. Yes. But they haven't let that success inflate their egos. Still regular guys.
In church we talk a lot. Maybe too much sometimes. While some of you may find it hard to believe, I really enjoy being with my buddies and being so comfortable that I don't feel compelled to have to say much.
Not that I won't gab a bit on Friday. Especially during Steve Bradley's backswing. Can't miss the chance to have a little fun there.
Not long ago, my son-in-law mentioned learning to play golf. Why? He said it was a good place to build strong ties to present and potential business clients and partners. It's true. That's called strategic planning.
Jesus took the team concept of a group of men, multiplied the team and over a billion people gather together every week to worship Christ because of their faithful testimony. And between 2-3 billion claim Jesus as their Lord world wide.
2 Timothy 2:2
2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
Strength and courage are often discovered and multiplied by being in the company of a group of "good" men. I look forward to that good company this week.
See you on the links,