by Ernest Easley

Teaming Up for the Gospel
Series: Back to the Basics
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Acts 15:36-41; 16:1-10
September 7, 2008

Did you get a chance to watch any of the Olympics from Beijing? I always enjoying watching the best of the best as the world comes together to compete against each other.
One night I was watching Bad Mitton. Now, I've got to tell you when I first started watching it .. I thought, "Now how did Bad Mitton become an Olympic event? How hard can it be?" Now I can understand how water polo or even table tennis qualified as an Olympic event .. but Bad Mitton? I mean .. how difficult can it be?
But then I heard the announcers describing the sport and how the players were hitting the shuddle up to 200 mph ... I'm thinking, "200 mph just a few feet a part? How could they even react?" Then I knew how Bad Mitton became an Olympic event.
Now as amazing as Michael Phelps was in his individual swimming events .. nothing could compare to the 4x100 meter relay where he was dependant upon three other team members to win a gold metal. How many times did you see the finish where the team won buy a fingertip, a .08 second lead shattering the world record by nearly 4 full seconds?
That swimming team of four did more together than one Michael Phelps could do alone! Well .. today beginning in Acts 15.36 .. we're going to find that included in our Getting Back to the Basics involves Teaming up for the Gospel. How God brings people together to fulfill His plans and purposes. How together, we can accomplish more for the Kingdom of God than anyone one of us alone can accomplish by ourselves.
Now let's see what God has for us today as He prepares us for this week of challenges and opportunities.
Teaming Up for the Gospel
Acts 15.36-41
15.36: 36 Then after some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing." Remember that having resolved th ...

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