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The Power of Agreement

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Sermon shared by Olayinka Alamu

June 2003
Summary: What it means to agree in the presence of God
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General adults
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Olayinka Alamu

THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD, INTERNATIONAL CHAPEL, QUEENS NY
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The Power of Agreement

Matthew 18:19-20
"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

Definition of agreement
It means to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion

1. We can deduce that at least two people can agree to agree or agree to disagree. Whichever way we want to look at it, it means there is a common ground for moving forward either to the Glory of God or for our selfish reasons.

2. It can also be said that there must be an agreement to go ahead or not to go ahead with a request from God, with a project on hand and so on.


Why at least two

Strength
Ecclesiastes 4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
A bundle of sticks cannot be broken. If the strands in the broom do not agree you cannot sweep with it.
An ant does not have strength to kill except when they are in numbers.

Encouragement
Ecclesiastes 4:10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Success
Ecclesiastes 4:9 two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:

Defense
Ecclesiastes 4:12a … And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him

Faith added to faith
When at least two people agree, it means we are joining or faith together.

Overcomes our limitations




The process of agreement

Friendship
Agreement brings about friendship because two or more people of common views or background must be involved. The first prerequisite in the process of agreement is to have at least a friend in other words; you must have at least a favored companion to begin the process of agreement. That is why Amos 3:3 asked the question “Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?

Psalm 1:1, walking in the counsel of the wicked, you must have agreed with the wicked’s advice. So to agree effectively we must know our friends.

This stage in the process of agreement affords us to know and understand our partner or partners before we agree on any issue. This partner could be a praying partner, a business partner. This is why:

2 Corinthians 6:
14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness
have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15What harmony is
there between Christ and Belial[1] ? What does a believer have in common with an
unbeliever? 16What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are
the temple of the living God…


Priority
We must get our priority straight before we agree to agree or agree to disagree, especially wives and husbands because your decisions which is based on your agreements will determine the strength of your marriage.

Acts 5:1-9, This Husband and wife did not get their priority straight, they agreed to agree for their selfish interest and not to the Glory of God.

Verse 1 revealed that Ananias and Sapphira agreed to sell a piece of land.
Verse 3 Ananias made the decision and Sapphira agreed to it.
Verse 9 revealed that Sapphira agreed to test the spirit of the Lord.

Christian brothers, Christian workers, Wives, Husbands, what determines your agreement with other?

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