“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!“
We have talked about teamwork several times. Why? Many of us confuse unity and teamwork, but we need to know the difference between the two. Unity is essential, but teamwork is also necessary. There is a difference between the two – unity means to live together in harmony and is critical. But teamwork means to work together as a team. Many can live together, but the ones who win the race are team players who work together
T- Together as a unified group of believers
E- Each one of us
A- Achieves miraculous results
M- More than we could ever do on our own.
W- Wow what God can do with teamwork!
O- Overcomers are developed.
R- Revelations are given to the team.
K-Kingdom growth happens when people are led to Jesus.
Jesus himself demonstrated the importance of teams in doing ministry. When He started his ministry, the first thing he did was to start forming his team, the 12 disciples.
18 Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He *said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him
Jesus, who knew God intimately, was directed to use the team to change the world. Today this is still the will and plan of God for the Kingdom of God. The Lord is the coach and he is putting us through training camp so that we can learn to become an unbeatable team. But many of us still don’t want to be a team player. If you want to accomplish anything for the Lord, you need to comprehend that you must be a part of the team (the church).
Jesus modeled for us how we are to build teams and how to work within the context of a team. The book of Acts verified that God uses teamwork to spread the Gospel. He does this by using different people at different positions on His dream teams.
When Jesus sent the disciples out to minister and share the gospel, He sent them in pairs of two.
Let me assure you – there is a position you are to fill for God’s dream team. Are you willing to step into that position and work with all your heart for the Lord?
Are you ready to start doing your part on Jesus’ team? Do you want to be on Jesus’ dream team?
Go to Romans Road to Salvation and/or Prayer of Rededication