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A Three-strand Cord

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A Three-starnd Cord

Matthew 18:15-20

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). That makes sense, doesn’t it? We have probably all at one time braided three strands of something together and then been amazed at the strength that it took to separate them. It is the principle behind the creation of cord or cable.

A year ago I was very glad for braided steel cable as Robert took up on the “Canopy Tour” at Haliburton Forest. As I walked on those thin boards, 3 stories up in the air, I was praying that they had not been purchased from the lowest bidder.  There is strength in numbers.

Sports teams do so much better when the individual stars try to complement the other player’s skills. When the final prize is awarded how often do we hear one of the players praise the “role” players on the team. These are ones who may not be stars but they still have a very special niche to fill on the roster.

In the Bible, Paul talks about the needed roles within the church. In his first letters to the Church in the City of Corinth, he writes that not every one is a Missionary or an Evangelist, because that would be like having a body composed of only a giant eye or an ear (1 Corinthians 12).

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