Growth

Strength in Numbers

Thoughts by Pastor Brad

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says; “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. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Jesus sent the disciples out in pairs of two to reach the villages of Judea. Moses had Joshua and Elijah had Elisha. These verses are more than just words mentioned in a wedding ceremony. God calls us to find other people for accountability as well as for support as we go and share the gospel to a dying world. Each ministry in the church should have a team that support one another and become like a family. The second part of our church vision at Tampa first is, “Maturing into fully devoted disciples through holistic small groups.” Find a group or home gathering of people to grow with in the Body. Find a smaller group of one or two others to work closely together for God. Jesus had 12 disciples, but he also had Peter, James, and John. God bless you on your journey of growth in Christ.