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You're Always at Church - by Michael Phillips
The Book of Ephesians - Part 10 of 14
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Ephesians 4:17-5:21
Jun 22, 2008 am - In 1967 a young man came up to play right field for the San Francisco Giants. He was a great athlete and a skilled player. They say you can only do five things in baseball, and he could do them all, and do them very well. He could hit, hit for power, run, field, and throw. I saw the man many times in person, and listened to nearly every game he played with the Giants. Never did I see him loafing on the field or hear the broadcasters say he was going less than all out. Like Roy Hobbs, from The Natural, this man might have been 'The best that ever was'. He wasn't. Because, while dedicated on the field, he was not disciplined off it. He was a heavy drinker, a chain smoker, and when asked how he kept in shape in the off-season, he said, 'I fish'. He was still a fine player and helped his team, but had he given his all, he might have been an immortal-and more to the point-his team might have got out of its customary second place and into first. Was the young man a good teammate? For two or three hours a day during the season he was one of the best. But the rest of the time, he was one of the worst. Like other strong young men, he got away with the party life for a while. But before ... More >>>

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