Way #10  Join Hands

JOIN HANDS. Work as a team.a Collaborate with each other, our professional staff, our lay leaders, and our congregants to find the best solutions. Collaboration lightens the load, generates better ideas than individuals working alone, and unleashes the gifts God has given us all.b
a Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. (Ecclesiastes 4:9)
b As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. (Proverbs 27:17)

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 Daily Devotional



Gen. 2:18-20
THINK: Right at the beginning of the Bible, we see that it is not good for man to go it alone. We are made in the Image of God, and God is a triune community. At the core of God is not singularity but three Persons. When you Join Hands, you reflect who God is and live as God intended. PRAY: the Spirit would draw “suitable helpers” into your life.


Prov. 27:7
THINK: We have all felt this happen. When we gather around faithful people, we become more faithful. When we are challenged by others ideas, we become wiser. When we work alongside missionally-minded Christians, we become better servants. Join Hands because when you do, you will find that you grow. PRAY: God would show you who you can sharpen and who can sharpen you.


Neh. 3
THINK: I doubt you read that whole thing, but you probably noticed how many people were working on rebuilding the wall together. The city was in danger, and the only way forward was together. One group after another worked togetherin doing what needed to be done. When you Join Hands, you will find impossibly large tasks become do-able. PRAY: the Spirit would create willingness in our congregation for His work ahead.


Matt. 5:14-16
THINK: This verse says “y’all.” You are not the light of the world. We are. It is not about the world seeing your good deeds and how great you are but our good deeds and glorifying God. Read it again and replace you with y’all. That “y’all” is the Church. When we Join Hands, we move the focus of the Gospel from you to y’all. PRAY: that our good works would shine on our community.


Heb 10:24
THINK: Joining Handsisn’t easy. There is a reason the NRSV uses the word provoke. It would always be easierto stay the same, gatherthe same people, and do the same thing; but easierisn’t better. When you Join Hands, sometimes you will feel provoked, attacked, orfrustrated. Join Hands anyway. PRAY: the Spirit would help you order and control your emotions in provocation.


1 Cor. 1:10
THINK: Here is the goal: being perfectly united that as one body, we can operate with one mind, the mind of Christ. When we Join Hands, we will see things differently and sometimes want different things. What unites us, though, is greaterthan what divides us. Lean into the work of the Spirit in us, and Join Hands with faithful believers who are seeking to follow God. PRAY: that God would renew our minds to be more like Jesus.


--- Note : All scripture references are from the New Living Translation


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