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