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Support the man with the ball

Not a phrase you’ll find in Scripture, but one I use often in training courses.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

I’ve recently attended an excellent Bible by the Beach in Eastbourne and heard Bishop Wallace Benn quote from Acts. ‘Then Peter stood with the 11, raised his voice and addressed the crowd’ (Acts 2.14). It seems that Peter did not stand alone, but the rest of the disciples stood with him lending support and encouragement. They were ‘supporting the man with the ball’. Football may not appeal to everyone, but the simple principle is that, if you have the ball, you need to know that you have passing options to other team members — you are not isolated.