“The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit.”
Luke 10:1 (NLT)
When Jesus gave His disciples a task, He always sent them in pairs or teams. He did this because two witnesses are more reliable than one. Of course, He may have also been thinking about the power found in a shared ministry and the added impact when two or more people work together towards a common goal. There is so much power and potential found in a group of Christians working alongside each other, contributing their unique gifts, and acting like the body of Christ. This is why it is so important for us to be plugged into a biblically grounded local church body. As we commit to live our lives on mission for Christ, we will need the encouragement and support of other fellow believers to help refuel and recharge our spiritual batteries.
Today, spend some time praying for your fellow believers. Pray that God will continue to equip His church and unite us together with a common goal of glorifying Christ and sharing His love with the world.
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