2 Are Better Than 1
Calling the Twelve to him, Jesus began to send them out two by two (Mark 6:7 NIV).
Jesus sent out His disciples in pairs because He knew that 2 are better than 1. With 2 you have:
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 (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT).
Where two or three gather in my name, THERE I AM WITH THEM (Matthew 18:20 NIV).
1 Is the Loneliest Number
One reason our witness for Jesus is so weak is because we’re going at it alone. We have neglected the power of partnership. Often, by ourselves our witnessing falls off and our passion cools down.
But all of that can change by simply following Jesus’ strategy of partnering at least 2 of His followers together. We call these Dare2Share Teams.
A Dare2Share Team starts with 2 individuals from an office or factory, a school or sports team, an apartment complex or neighborhood who intentionally mix into their sphere of influence to make a difference for Jesus. Specifically, they partner together to live a Prayer-Care-Share life, both individually and as a team.
(The idea isn’t to keep your Dare2Share Team at 2 people, just to start with 2 people. Hopefully, it will grow from there.)