There’s and old maxim in coaching that says, “We win when the name on the front of the jersey is more important to us than the name on the back of the jersey.”
Nowhere is this more important and true than in the church. You see there are a lot of names on the back of our jerseys. There’s our own name of course, each of us has a personal identity. There’s our congregation, our denomination, our faction within that denomination, our theological emphases and on and on and on. There are a lot of names. The problem is, we tend to get our jersey’s on backwards and let all these other names divide us. The name on the front of every Christian’s jersey should be Jesus Christ. He needs to be first and when we work together in His name, we win.
His name is called the name above every name, remember?
Is His name on the front of your jersey and does your life bear that out?
Otherwise your jersey’s on backwards!