This Week at JMPC 9.16.18

Back when Chuck Noll was the coach of the Steelers, the players knew who the boss was. The Emperor Chuck as Myron Cope would call him. When Noll arrived in 1969, he took charge of everything. It truly was his team that won all those Super Bowls in the 70s. At his first team meeting, he told the players that the reason they were losing is because they weren’t any good. To be on his team, Noll told them, they were going to have to learn to play, and behave, his way if they wanted to stay on his team. If they listened to Noll, they would be winners. If they were unwilling to listen to Noll, they were to “get on with their life’s work”, Noll’s famous line he would use to tell a player it was time for him to go. In a way, Noll was telling his team that he, and no one or else, was in charge. That nothing was to distract them from the fact that Noll was the only one who could provide success. We might say Noll was a “my way or the highway” kind of leader. That is kind of what the first and second commandments are all about. Who’s in charge? Who do we look to for our security? Come Sunday for our continuing series on the Ten Commandments. Hear more about putting God first and avoiding idolatry when Pastor Jeff preaches “Who’s your daddy?” based on Exodus 20: 1-6. We look forward to seeing you.


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