COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
Series Memory Verse:“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.” Ecclesiastes 4:9, (NIV)
Main Point: Work together to help someone in need.
Bible Story: Jesus Heals the Paralytic / Four Friends | Luke 5:17-26
Cooperation is a spiritual concept that originates with God. God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish something big for Him. When we work together, we reflect what Jesus envisioned for His followers. Our love for one another can point people to Him.
In Luke 5:17-26, we discover a paralyzed man who just happened to have some really good friends. When His friends heard that Jesus was in town, they tried everything to get their friend to Jesus. In fact, they cooperated, tore a hole in a roof, and dropped their friend down in front of Jesus while He was teaching. As a result of their faith and cooperation, a miracle happened.
Work together to help someone in need. When we see others with needs that seem huge and overwhelming, we too often think they’re too big for us to help and end up doing nothing. However, if we cooperate with others to meet their need, we have a better chance making a difference in their life and point them to God.
As you’re driving this week, think about the needs you see in your community. Together, pray for that need and then choose a time for your family to work together to help meet it.
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