Two Are Better Than One
“Two are better than one” applies to marriage, but it far exceeds that. God is “One,” but God is expressed in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. From its outset, the Bible illustrates God in community. In the New Testament, Christians serve as individual members of a greater whole. Each believer has a part, but the ultimate focus is on the mission of the Church – Helping Others Follow Jesus, not an individual agenda. Yet, when we fulfill the mission of the Church, individuals are helped, too. when we trust and cooperate with others it is a Win/Win. We create “synergy.”
Just as the original Adam needed a helper, so do we. Moses needed Aaron. Paul needed Silas, Barnabas, Luke, Timothy, Aquilla and Priscilla. “Iron sharpens iron.” (Proverbs 27:17) We all need coaches, counselors, classmates, encouragers, family, friends, leaders, mentors, teachers and teammates to help us. A driver with two men on the back of the garbage truck illustrates synergy. Others infuse us with energy and creativity that lead to far greater results than isolation.
Asbury’s staff core behaviors are all linked to synergy: “Confident Humility, Committed Team Players and Genuine Kindness” are all individual patterns expressed in relationship with others. Synergy results in effectiveness.
“Two are better than one” applies to the church. It is what Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 12. I write this on October 21, 2020, but as you read this, we should be ready to celebrate the completion of our student ministry facility. I love what we called it: Better Together. Life is better with others. Thank you for supporting Asbury by sharing your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.
Speaker: John Vick
February 7, 2021
Pastor of Evangelism and Prayer
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