The Power of Together, Cont. | Part Nine of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

Sunday, October 31, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



Key Scriptures:

Ecclesiastes 4:9, Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Proverbs 17:17, A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.

John 13:34, A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

We are going to learn about the Power of Together highlighting four words:

Better, Bigger, Braver, and Bolder

Eccl. 4:9, “Two are better than one…”
You can do more with others than you can by yourself.

Eccl. 4:9, “They have a good reward for their labor…”
NLT, “…For they can help each other succeed.”

We usually think of bigger as large size or quantity –– more. We should think of bigger as higher quality.

Ecclesiastes. 4:12, “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him….”

Ecclesiastes 4:12, And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

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Brave defined: Willing to face and endure danger or pain; Possessing or displaying courage.

To be brave and have courage does not necessarily mean there is an absence of fear.  When you are brave, your sense of purpose and willingness to act are greater than your fear. You learn bravery from others and God gives you strength to stand against obstacles.

For this reason, it is good to read biographies and study the lives of others.

It is amazing what you can learn “vicariously,” meaning through the “flesh/experiences” of other people

Example of Boldness by Frederick Douglass

“…Between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference — so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked. To be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ..”

April 28, 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave,