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Second and Ten (1 of 3)
Series: The Power of Everyone
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Neh. 1:3,4 (NIV)
1. Realize a Vision that Goes Beyond Yourself
Fellowship of The Woodlands Vision Statement
"A Great Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a great church."
2. Rise to the Challenge with God's Power
• Neh. 2:13 (NLT)
• Phil. 4:13 (LB)
3. Risk Compassion by Walking in Someone Else's Shoes
I suppose you want to know why all this rubble is up here. Well, we're going to get to that in just a minute, and why all these shoes are up here. We're going to do something a little bit different today, so I'm going to go ahead and start my message. If you'll take out your outlines from your programs, we've got something very special at the end of the service that we want to make time for.
You know, I've always been fascinated by what happens when large crowds get together and everyone spontaneously reacts in the same way at just the right time. I call it an everyone moment. I remember years ago being in the Astrodome - packed crowd - at a ballgame - and it was during that wave craze. Do you remember that? And a guy - about the middle of the game - stands up and he raises up his hands and he yells and this ripple affect takes place all around the Dome. And before you know it, everyone is doing the wave - young and old. Every one of us knew when it came to us, what we were to do. Stand up, raise up our hands and yell and then sit back down. And it just went around and around. It was one of those everyone moments. Now today if someone's at a ballgame and they stand up and try to get the wave going, everyone just looks at them and goes, "Oh brother, just sit down. We are sick of that!"
I'll never forget the first time I ever went to a Texas AandM football game. Thank you. Thank you. Okay.... Enough of that. We're in church. I was a student at Baylor at the time, and I went on a road trip to visit some of my buddies at AandM, and we went to the ballgame. I sat in the student section with them, and the first thing that I noticed, I said, "Who are those guys down there in those white uniforms?" And they said, "Oh, those are the yell leaders. We don't have cheerleaders. They're yell leaders." And I said, "Why? That's strange!" And they said, "It's a tradition. Some guy started it years ago." I thought, "Well, okay." And then we stood up for the opening kick-off, and after the kick-off I sat down and everyone else remained standing. So I stood back up and I said, "What's going on?" They said, "Oh, we stand during the whole game." Then I said, "Why?" And they said, "Well, it's the 12th Man tradition. Some guy started it years ago. Don't worry about it. Just stand." And I thought, "That's a bad idea."