Definition: A team is a combined unit of every member fulfilling their role together to get God’s job done, and it is the cumulative, combination of everyone’s gifts that makes the mission a success.
PointOne Anyone who works for the expansion of the kingdom of God and the growth of our church plays a role in making the body in this building what God created it to be. .
Definition: Spiritual gifts are divine enablements distributed by the Holy Spirit to every believer according to how they are functioning in the likeness of Christ, for the common good of the body of Christ.
PointTwo What God requires of us is to use our gifts to build up the team that is called Christ’s body, so that as a team we can achieve the dream of getting the gospel to our community.
How to Achieve the Dream As a Team 1. When we tell the same message, 1Cor 12:5-8; John 12:32
How to Achieve the Dream As a Team 1. When we tell the same message 2. When we exercise the same ministry, 1 Cor 12:25
PointThree Our internal ministry is how we prove we’re in love, yet we also have the same external ministry, to be salt and light to the lost.
How to Achieve the Dream As a Team 3. When we follow the same mission, Matt 28:19-20 Matt. 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
PointFour If you are not trying to reach someone through your testimony, we are not achieving the mission of the kingdom of God.
PointFive The greatest lie the Enemy is using to destroy your witness is not a demon saying don’t do it, but someone saying don’t do it now.
How to Achieve the Dream As a Team 4. When we are compelled by the same motive, 1Tim 3:15; Eph 3:20-21,10; 1 Cor 10:31; Matt 5:16 1 Tim. 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
1 Cor. 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Matt. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
PointSix Your life is to enable you to testify, and as you testify to the glory of God, you insert the gospel as your witness.
How to Achieve the Dream As a Team 5. When we are obeying the same master, 1 Pet 2:21; Rom 8:3-6,9 1 Pet. 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: The Greek says he has left us a ὑπογραμμός (hupŏgrammŏs, example), from which we get our English word, grammar.
An Alternate Routeto Right Living A. Jesus Christ is our template, and we are to place our lives on top of his life and trace his example in our experience
An Alternate Routeto Right Living B. The Holy Spirit is our filling, and we are to walk in the Spirit by minding the Spirit in our experience
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. Rom. 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
PointSeven What is needed in our day is not a new definition of the gospel, but a new demonstration to those who are lost.