WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? - WEEK 1

ECCLESIASTES 4:8-12 There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother.

There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.

“For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”

This too is meaningless a miserable business!

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.

But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

lone·li·ness /ˈlōnlēnəs/

noun

  1. sadness because one has no friends or company."feelings of depression and loneliness”

  2. (of a place) the quality of being unfrequented and remote; isolation


LONELINESS IS THE ABSENCE OF CONNECTION

ABSENCE OF CONNECTION IS THE ABSENCE OF LOVE

I CORINTHIANS 7:8-9 Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.


CONNECT SERVE CELEBRATE 

CONNECTION IS THE STARTING POINT

THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT

MATTHEW 22:37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’


“LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE”


EPHESIANS 4 - LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER


CONNECTION IS A CHOICE 

DISCONNECTED PEOPLE GO TO CHURCH

CONNECTED PEOPLE ARE THE CHURCH 

MATTHEW 6 - HERE AS IT IS IN HEAVEN

HEAVEN IS A COMMUNITY - HEAVEN = FAMILY