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During the summer of 1904 an unlikely partnership was formed at the World’s Fair in St. Louis.

The summer was unusually hot and people were searching the fair for something to help cool them off…

A vendor named Arnold had just what they were looking for… ice cream.

People lined up for what seemed like miles to get some of his cool and satisfying ice cream but there was one problem.

Arnold was not prepared for the demand and ran out of paper bowls.

Next to Arnold’s ice cream booth was a man named Ernest… a pastry chef … who was making a Persian wafer desert.

Ernest also had a problem, his pastry was not selling.

He noticed the problem Arnold was having and took some warm pastry and rolled it into a cone shape.

He then went over and showed Arnold how the cone could hold a scoop of the ice cream.

On that hot day during the World’s Fair in St Louis… the wafer ice cream cone was born because a partnership was formed.

How important are Partnerships in life?

How important are partnerships to you?

How important are partnerships to God?

Open your bibles to Exodus 17:8-13.

It’s in these 5 verses where we find 4 partnerships that hold great value that need to be identified.

Partnerships have the ability to change not only the lives of the people involved in them…but also the lives of all those around them.

From a sermon by Bret Bone, Power in Partnering, 8/27/2012

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