What Is Partnership?
Philiippians 1:1-11 KJV
"Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from theLord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God."
These partners were very important to him and very vital to the ministry. You must understand the power of partnership "covenant." It is the backbone of partnership. Covenant says, "Whatever I can do for you, (forever), I will." Covenant means we are attached together, what God does for me will directly affect you, the people. The nations that we reach, you reach, throught the attachment of covenant. Something great is in the making and we are going to be right in the middle of it.
Let's look back on the covenant that Abraham had with God. In Genesis 22, Abraham was told to offer up Isaac unto God for a sacrifice. As a result of Abraham's faithfulness to his covenant with God, God provided or met the need by placing a ram in the thicket. That was the power of covenant in action. God's covenant promise was to do all that He was able to do on behalf of Abraham, His covenant partner.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 AMP
"Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor; For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie down together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone? And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken."
When two or more come together there is a heavenly power that shows up on their behalf. In the "power of 2," when two commit to something, the reward is greater than one.
What can you count on as partners?
1. Continued prayer for you and your family.
(we will pray for you no matter what, get us your requests)
2. Updates and Testimonies
3. Annual Meetins and Partner Meetings
4. A promise from Pastor Kim and I, that we will bless and represent God in all that we do, and that we will work hard, efficiently and wisely. We will not back down, or give up. We will run the race!
5. Monthly Study Material