The Power Of One

A few days ago I was priveleged to meet the General Overseer for the the Chruch of God of Cleveland Tenn.  Turns out we have a lot in common.

He handed me a book entitled, "The Power of One".  He wrote it.   It's about pursuing unity and purpose in the Body of Christ.  The next day I previewed an article about the power of one.  This was after I wrote the intro to my sermon tomorrow which includes a line about the power of one.  Seems God is trying to tell me something.

Today I watched as a group of people worked together as a team.  They worked as one.  Together they accomplished more than they expected.  That's the power teamwork.  When you work with one purpose and together in unity - anything AND I MEAN ANYTHING is possible.

John 17:20-21  20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

Jesus prayed that the disciples would be as one, in unity, a team.  

Jesus is the Son of God who died on a cross for our sins.  That's because He was the only one who could do that for us.  But in everything else, He used teamwork.  How did He do it. 

He choose to include people.  When we say, "It's easier to do it myself." you may be correct, but that doesn't make it right. 

Teamwork was messy for Jesus.  Working with 12 disciples who just didn't get it challenged Jesus to build great relationships with them. 

He could do more with a team than He could by Himself.  But He was Jesus!  Yes and He was human.  He needed help to achieve His mission. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to be in unity with my family, my workplace, my church and any other team you want me to serve on.  AMEN