11/19/2018 — Acts Chapters 9 – 10
OK — folks in New England certainly know who Bill Belichick is, the Head Coach of the New England Patriots. As Head Coach he is the focus of and most often quoted by the media. I doubt if he could walk through the streets of Hyannis without being recognized. But what about Josh McDaniel, Dante Scaranecchia, and Brian Flores?
Well they are the offensive coordinator, offensive line coach (responsible for protecting Tom Brady,) and linebacker coach. We seldom see or hear from them but the “team” would not be the same without their contributions. You are probably asking – why are we reviewing a football team’s coaches?
Acts 9: 26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.
Without the gifts and contributions of Barnabas (the Son of Encouragement) Paul’s ministry at that time may have been different.
We need to reflect – are we willing to humbly get in the “side seat” and just encourage/support the servants who appear to be receiving more “attention?”