Series playlist

Genesis 1:27 NLT
God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God
he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:28 NLT
God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth
and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and
all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
Genesis 2:18
“It is not good for man (Hebrew = “Adam”) to be alone…”
“There is nothing more unchristian than a solitary Christian.”
– John Wesley
Becoming a Community of Greatness

  1. We Are Called to Rule Together
    Genesis 1:28 NLT
    God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth
    and govern it. REIGN over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky,
    and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
    REIGN: Hebrew “Radah” — means “to rule, have dominion, or
    dominate”
    Genesis 1:28 NLT
    “… REIGN over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the
    animals that scurry along the ground.”
    We were called to rule together, but we were never called to rule
    each other.
    Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT
    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.
    We have to grow to the place where we delight in declaring our
    dependence on our brothers and sisters in Christ!
    “Nobody is a whole chain. Each one is a link. But take away one link
    and the chain is broken. Nobody is a whole team. Each one is a
    player. But take away one player and the game is forfeited. Nobody is
    a whole orchestra. Each one is a musician. But take away one
    musician and the symphony is incomplete. You guessed it. We need
    each other. You need someone and someone needs you. To make
    this thing called life work, we gotta lean and support. And relate and
    respond. And give and take. And confess and forgive. And reach out
    and embrace. Since none of us is a whole, independent, selfsufficient, super capable, all-powerful hotshot, let’s quit acting like we
    are. Life’s lonely enough without our playing that silly role. The
    game’s over. Let’s link up.” – Chuck Swindoll
    Becoming a Community of Greatness
  2. We Are Called to Affirm One Another
    Affirmation is taking the purposeful initiative to call out and agree
    with the greatness God has put in someone.
    Proverbs 25:11 MSG
    The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of
    jewelry.
    GREATNESS is living confident in who God made me to be, using
    the unique gifts He put in me for His glory around me!
    1 Timothy 1:18 TPT
    So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in
    keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your
    life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work
    of ministry… With this encouragement use your prophecies as
    weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean
    conscience.
    1 Corinthians 12:4-6 TPT
    It is the same Holy Spirit who continues to distribute many different
    varieties of gifts. The Lord Yahweh is one, and he is the one who
    apportions to believers different varieties of ministries. The same
    God distributes different kinds of miracles that accomplish
    different results through each believer’s gift and ministry as he
    energizes and activates them.
    “I can do what you cannot, and you can do what I cannot; together we
    can do great things.” – Mother Teresa
    Becoming a Community of Greatness
  3. We Are Called to Get Out of the Boat
    Matthew 14:25-31 TPT
    At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on
    the waves! When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water,
    they were terrified and screamed, “A ghost!” Then Jesus said, “Be
    brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!” Peter shouted out, “Lord, if
    it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!” “Come and join
    me,” Jesus replied. So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to
    walk toward Jesus. But when he realized how high the waves
    were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!”
    he cried out. Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him
    up and said, “What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt
    win?”
    How many times has Jesus said, “COME and join me,” but you
    watched someone else step out when you should have?
    “It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are.
    But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that He didn’t call you there so you
    could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace.”
    – Francis Chan

Emancipating Greatness