by Kerry Shook

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The Internet (3 of 4)
Series: ReINVENTing LIFE - Accomplish More by Doing Less
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Eph. 4:25b (The Msg)


• Eph. 4:16 (NLT)


• Col. 2:19 (NLT)

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... international television audience. Let's let them feel welcome right now. We're in a new series that I'm calling ReINVENTing LIFE as we're taking some of the great inventions of the past and we're using them to talk about some powerful principles from God's Word that can change your future. Have you noticed we have all these inventions that are supposed to make life easier and yet life is more complicated and more stressful than ever. Well, today we are using the internet to talk about how to log on to deeper connections in relationships. In 1962 some MIT researchers envisioned a concept that they called the Galactic Network. They saw a globally interconnected set of computers that which everyone could quickly access information from any site. But it wasn't until the late 1980's that the internet was commercialized and the rest is history. Twenty years later it seems like just about everyone is connected through the internet. But it also seems like we're more disconnected from deep and rich relationships then we're ever been before. You can chat several times a day with a stranger in South Africa, but yet you haven't spoken to your next door neighbor in over a year. Go figure. Now we are all glad that we have the internet. I don't know what I would do without it. It makes life so much easier. But what I want to talk to you today about is something much more important then the internet. It's how to have real connection. It's how to have deep and rich relationships, spiritual connection. When I was at the Astrodome a couple of times this week my heart was just broken over the fact that so many families from New Orleans that I met and prayed with had lost everything. But the worst thing for so many of them was that in the aftermath and the chaos after the hurricane, they were disconnected from family and relatives. Many of them had placed posters up on the Dome walls. Posters were just everywhere with phone numbers and names who were hoping to be reconnected. Some of you heard about the real miracle story that happened here at Fellowship of The Woodlands last Sunday. At the end of each service I had evacuee families come forward and we prayed for them. Our pastors were up front to pray for them to access needs and hundreds of evacuee's were in our services last weekend.
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