Luke 22:24 “And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.”

The disciples are arguing here. They are fighting over who is the MVP of the Disciples. Jesus corrects them, and then begins to talk to them about serving. He then looks directly at one specific disciple, the MVP I believe, and Jesus tells Peter to “strengthen thy brethren”. When I think about MVPs, I am like you and like most of the sports world. I think of those who can score points, grab rebounds, spike the hardest, run the fastest, serve the best, jump the highest and win the most. But if one skilled basketball player plays with four players not as skilled, of course, he is going to be the best player. But I don’t know if he is the most valuable. What if that 1 skilled young man not only played the game, but passed on to his teammates his strengths and skills. To me, he is a Player Most Valuable.

1. Your Value is Not How Much Better You Are, It is How Much Better You Can Help Others Become.

Both in sports and spiritually, we strive to be the best like we should, but being the best is not always making the shot, or having a high number on the bus. The MVP’s are those who focus on making others better as well.

2. Your Value is Not What You Bring to The Team, But Rather What You Leave With The Team.

I know you have brought a lot to the teams through your years of life, but what you will leave is far more valuable. What have you left with the teams you are on? Not just sports, but also with your youth department, church, and school. Want to be the MVP? The Player Most Valuable strengthens their brethren, and does all he can to help the next generation behind him.

William Davis

Youth | Assistant Pastor

Clays Mill Baptist Church