God created us to be social. He created us so that we are at our best when we are part of a team doing His work. TEAM .. Together Everyone Achieves More ….. There are some powerful benefits on a team. God’s team is the church
Together Everyone Achieves More
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. ~ Vince Lombardi
There are two I’s in TEAM.
The great I AM. And _____________
The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence regardless of their chosen endeavor. ~ Vince Lombardi
Purity … Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Ps 51:10
Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. Eph 1:21-23
Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’),and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hellwill not conquer it. Matt 16:18
We are the body of Christ.
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit. 1 Cor 12:12-13
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 1 Cor 12:27
1) Each member is an important part of the body.
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 1 Cor 12:7
2) Team reaches potential according to the level reached by it’s individual members.
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. Rom 12:6
3) We make each other stronger.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Pro 27:17
Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better. If one falls, the other pulls him up; but if a man falls when he is alone, he’s in trouble. Eccl 4:9-10 TLB
4) Unity is accomplished through shared values. The more faith needed for the challenge, the need for a stronger team bond.
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. John 8:31
5) The goal of the team is more important than the role of the member.
42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. 43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. 45 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity[j]— 47 all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47