FINDING INTIMACY IN AN IMPERSONAL WORLD
SERMON #2 WHY AM I LONELY IN A CROWD?
Copyright ¬ 1995 by Dr. Rick E. Ferguson. All rights reserved.
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Question: Do you feel like our world is becoming more and more
Do you ever feel like youÆre just a number in a database
1)You used to look forward to getting your mail because every
was personalized and sent just for you. But now you can get a
with your name printed on it--it looks so personal, warm and
yet when you open it up, itÆs nothing but a form letter some
Ex:I recently got a letter from Billy Graham with my name on it.
I thought, ôWow,
BillyÆs writing to me. I wonder what heÆs wanting?ö Then I opened
it, and it
was a form letter, probably 20,000 others got the same letter!
2)Have you tried to call a business or government office...or
telephone operator lately? All you get are these dumb machines.
tried to call a friend at a large church in Texas recently and
they had installed an automated answering machine. It took 3
for me to figure my way through the maze of that system to get
person I wanted.
(IÆm glad I wasnÆt despondent and calling because I wanted to
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