“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him–a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12).

Jesus called his apostles and sent them out in groups to do God’s work. The disciples were often sent out in pairs so that they would be encouraged and helped by one another–Mark 6:7. Being together helps us not to grow weary in doing great things-Galatians 6:9.

Encouragement from togetherness is part of God’s plan for effectiveness. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 says, “For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many are one body–so also is Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free–and we were all given one Spirit to drink. Indeed the body is not one part but many.” God reminded us that we all have our place in the body. God also wants us to know that we have our place in the body: “Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27).

The letter to the Ephesians reminds us again of how great it is to work together as a part of God’s plan. Ephesians 4:16 says, “From him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for the building up itself in loved by the proper working of each individual part.” God’s plan for the church is working together.

We praise God for the work that was done together by the church for the church to glorify God. We are thankful for the great work God accomplished through our new wonderful youth ministers. Especially during the VBS I noticed that several of our many new members were working together with our legacy members to accomplish God’s purpose. We are thankful that God has blessed us with this church family. Praise the Lord.

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