(ESV) - 1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.
2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.
3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
(ESV) - 27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
(ESV) - 10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
(ESV) - 11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
(ESV) - 18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
ETS – PAUL POINTS OUT THAT A DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN TWO WOMEN IN THE CHURCH AT PHILIPPI WAS HAVING AN OBVIOUS EFFECT ON THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH.
ESS – WHEN BELIEVERS ARE UNWILLING TO FUNCTION AS A TEAM, THE ENTIRE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH IS AFFECTED.
OSS – TO CONVINCE BELIEVERS TO FUCTION AS PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST, IN THE SENSE THAT THE BODY IS NEVER TO BE IN CONFLICT OR DISAGREEMENT WITH ITSELF.
PQ – ARE YOU FUNCTIONING AS A TEAM MEMBER, OR ARE YOU A ROGUE CHURCH MEMBER?
UW – TEAMWORK
ILLUSTRATE SITUATIONS IN WHICH TEAMWORK IS AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY.
1. STAND FIRM IN THE LORD.
2. ROGUE CHURCH MEMBERS CAN DAMAGE MINISTRY EFFECTIVENESS.
a. GOING ROGUE…
3. A TEAM PLAYER MENTALITY IS NECESSARY FOR MINISTRY EFFECTIVENESS.
FACING THE GIANTS VIDEO CLIP
HAVE WE QUIT ON GOD?