Have you ever been a part of a really good team? Maybe it was a sports team or even a team at your work? The benefits of being a part of a team is that the team thinks about the “we” not the “me”. They look out for each other and come to help aid each other when things get tough. In the first week of this series, Pastor Stephen looks at the movie The Sandlot and shows how the church should be the team that has your back when things in life get tough.



*Check out the Movie Clip from this week  here.

We’re starting a new series today called At The Movies where we look at spiritual truths that can be found in popular movies. Truth can be found in all media. God can even use secular things to teach us spiritual things.


What I always loved about this movie is how it showed this group of friends that were bonded together. They trusted each other. They celebrated big events together. And when this kid loses the baseball, his friends rally around him.


I feel this is a snapshot of what God wants the church to be in our lives.


Acts 4:32-37 –

All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. 33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. 34 There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them 35 and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.

36 For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus. 37 He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles.


  1. God gives us excess so we can share more, not wear more.
  2. God wants us to share our burdens, not bear our burdens.
  3. God wants us to share our lives, not compare our lives.


Galatians 6:1-4 

Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer[a] is overcome by some sin, you who are godly[b] should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.