Throwing Strikes

Throwing Strikes

Major League baseball teams play 162 games during the regular season. Eighty-one games are played “away” and another 81 are played at home. Since 2004 the average MLB baseball team has won 54% percent of their home games. This “Home Field Advantage” comes, in part, because the host team has a better knowledge of the field and a friendly crowd cheering them on. But imagine if a baseball team only won games on the road and lost all of their home games. It wouldn’t take long for the crowd to thin out and the players to begin dreading coming home. This describes how many people feel as they drive home from work. They are winners in the workplace but feel like they are always losing at home. This may be, in part, because while we focus on leadership in the marketplace, we seldom apply those same principles of leadership at home. Join us as Pastor Gary Webber kicks off a six-week series where we examine the biblical playbook for winning where it counts.

Tips for creating a “Home Field Advantage:

  1. Trust the owner (Psalm 127:1-2)
  2. Build the team (Psalm 127:3)
  3. Coach the players (Psalm 127:4-5)
    Take aim (Proverbs 22:6 & Ephesians 2:10)
    Let go

Daily Readings:

Sunday: Psalm 127
Monday: Psalm 139
Tuesday: Ephesians 2
Wednesday: Ephesians 5
Thursday: Ephesians 6
Friday: 1 Corinthians 13
Saturday: Genesis 2

Suggested Reading:

Scary Close by Donald Miller
The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller
Connecting with Our Children by Roberta M. Gilbert