Yes: Life in The Yes!
Agreement Is a big deal to God!
John 17:20-23 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.
Matthew 18:19-20 If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”
5 Realities about agreement:
1. Agreement builds Community
Matthew 6:9-10 "This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Titus 3:10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
2 . Agreement Brings Exponential increase.
“You can have agreement without unity but no Unity without agreement.”
Psalm 133:1-3 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows(commands) his blessing, even life forevermore.
Unity Brings SYNERGY: the commanded blessing.
Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different greater than the sum of their individual effects.
Genesis 11:6 “Look!" he said. "The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!
How much more…Spirit Filled agreement.
Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
3. Agreement Is not about Compromise.
4. Agreement is about Clarity of focus
Amos 3:3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? Without agreeing on the direction?
5. Agreement happens when we are Christ Centered.
“If you don't agree with him the power will not be present for breakthrough.”
James 4:8 “God opposes the proud but shows favor(gives grace) to the humble.”
John 12:13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the king of Israel!"
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.