August 14  We Need Teamwork Teamwork

We Need Teamwork Teamwork  is defined as the ability to work together toward a common vision. Because it directs individual accomplishment toward corporate objectives, teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Teamwork intrinsically appreciates the diversity of gifts that the team members bring to a partnership or group. Paul wrote, Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. (Romans 12:4–6) We have seen that while God calls individuals to carry out His purposes, He doesn’t want them to pursue their callings alone. Even Moses, who was called the friend of God and did extraordinary things, needed leadership help from his brother Aaron and sister Miriam. We also see the idea of teamwork in the first-century church with the traveling teams of Paul

and Barnabus, Peter and John, and Priscilla and Aquila. When Paul worked with the churches he founded, he often had many coworkers who assisted him. Jesus Himself emphasized teamwork. He did not carry out His ministry alone, but instead gathered a group of twelve disciples to assist Him and learn from His example. When He sent out His disciples to minister, He told them to go two by two. (See Mark 6:7; Luke 10:1.) In the same way, whatever your personal vision is, God wants you to be joined with others as a team to fulfill those plans.

Prayer: Father, may we always be thankful for the gift of one another. Please help me to recognize the people You want me to work with in my vision. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought: Teamwork is defined as the ability to work together toward a common vision.

Reading: Psalm 80–90; Romans 14

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