Scriptures: Psalm 133:1-3
Unity makes a community powerful. We live in a world that constantly promotes division, but the church is about unity enhanced by our diversity. The Bible says: "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."
The church is not a story of individual accomplishments: each person needs the other. We need to see each other's faithfulness, commitment and loyalty. We need to see new faces coming to church and returning faces. One person may start the vision: but each person must be a part in seeing the vision become a reality.
In John 2:11 we see the beginning of miracles when Jesus was in Cana of Galilee and manifested forth His glory. Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding and this first miracle was a team event. Mary was the initiator: telling Jesus "they have no wine." Jesus answered saying it was not His time. Mary was also the visionary: "whatsoever He saith unto you, do it." Jesus was the director and the miracle worker. He told them to fill six water pots with water and to give it to the Governor of the feast. The servants were the ones who stepped out in faith and the miracle came when they followed Jesus' direction.
Jesus will accomplish great things through a unified group of believers. As a team, three men helped bring a great victory for Israel: Moses, Aaron and Hur. One sick man had a team of four bearers that brought him to Jesus and He was healed. Samson finally asked for help from a little lad and he slew more of his enemy than any time.
Matthew 18:19- "Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in Heaven." Do not allow the enemy to destroy unity: there is incredible potential when unity exists.