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TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!

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Sermon shared by Daniel Harman

January 2008
Summary: A sermon promoting the explosive power of teamwork in our Families, Churches, Communities & Work Place - it encourages working together in unity & co-operation to fulfill God’s plan & purpose not only for our own lives, but also for the lives of those in
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
(Dan Harman @ CityMinistries.org.uk)

MEDIA CLIP (optional suggestions): Chicken Run, Toy Story 2, Gladiator fight scene OR get 2 people to carry a large box/table for a visual demonstration

Introduction (the hook to get attention):
How many people would like to see this church packed every Sunday? People Saved & Equipped to achieve greatness on a regular basis? To see this Church have incredible influence both locally & globally for the glory of God? How many of you dream of living in a peaceful yet purpose community that works together in harmony? How many people would like to enjoy the benefits of a successful & happy family? Enjoy job satisfaction in a work place that is productive frequently getting results?

Well you could see all this & MORE!! If you tap into (take advantage, delve into) what I’ve got to share with you this morning.

Theme: Teamwork
Title: Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!
Turn to you neighbour & say it!

BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT ILLUSTRATION
A farmer noticed a highway department truck pulling over on to the shoulder of the road. A man got out and dug a hole, then got back into the truck. Then the other occupant got out, filled up the hole and got back in the truck. Every fifty yards this amazing process was repeated. ’What are you doing?’ the farmer asked. The driver replied, ’We’re on a highway beautification project, and the guy who plants the trees is home sick today.’
What’s the bottom line (morale)? No Unity, no Productivity!
God blesses those who work together in unity.

Great TEAMWORK makes things happen more than anything else in organisations – more than skill, qualifications or money! Whether it’s your Family, Church, Ministry, Business, Personal life

A well known football manager once commented in an interview "It’s easy to get good players. It’s getting them to play together that’s the hard part!"

Dictionary definition =
The COMBINED effective ACTION of a group or team to achieve a common goal (vision).

Other Definitions…

" Teamwork means that we share a common ideal, Embrace a common goal. Regardless of our differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder, Confident in one another’s faith, trust, and commitment. In the end, teamwork can be summed up in five short words....
We believe in each other."

" Teamwork is the FUEL that allows Common People To Produce Uncommon Results!"

"True teamwork is a two way street: Reaching out to help colleagues And also being open and receptive to help when it’s offered"

"Teamwork is the long word for Success"


Throughout the Bible we read stories about people working together as teams to achieve a mission.
(optional INTERACTION point / AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION – TEAMWORK IN BIBLE QUESTION)
Q.) Name some great examples of where we read about TEAMWORK in the Bible?
In the Beginning God said to Adam ‘it is not good that man should be alone’, Noah & his family, Nehemiah built wall in 52 days with a team, Moses had a team of leaders around him, Jesus & 12 Disciples (one could argue constructed greatest team ever), Paul & Silas, Barnabas & Mark, Gideon’s 300 etc…

1 of the stories that sticks out to me is – the Tower of Babel is a picture of what can be achieved by a team that is UNITED – speech, actions, thoughts, goals, the vision

TOWER OF BABEL - GENESIS 11v1-6 (NLT)
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