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Summary: This word was given before our 3 year stewardship commitment. Two being better than one speaks of union, marriage, friendship,and communion. One man once said, "A man without a companion is like a left hand without the right.”

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Together Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

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.

Two being better than one speaks of union, marriage, friendship,and communion. One man once said, "A man without a companion is like a left hand without the right.”

Col. 2:2 Paul said, 2. My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major league baseball. While breaking baseball’s "color barrier," he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, he committed an error. His own fans began to ridicule him. He stood at second base, humiliated, while the fans jeered.Then shortstop "Pee Wee" Reese came over and stood next to him. He put his arm around Jackie Robinson and faced the crowd. The fans grew quiet. Robinson later said that arm around his shoulder saved his career.

Matthew 18:19-20 Jesus said, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

If you go to a horse pull, one individual horse can pull an 8,000 pound load. Another horse can pull a 9,000 pound load. How much can they pull together? 8,000 + 9,000 = 17,000Well, this is not true, a good team together, the two horses can pull 28,000 pounds. That is 11,000 pounds more than they can individually pull.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together unless they agree?

I have counsel men (elders). I listen to them; they listen to me. We are in the same boat together.

Illustration: Rope- Pulling together. Pulling apart.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.


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