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To Connect - The Power of Community (2 of 4)
Series: It's Your Time
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
I am in a New Series: It's Your Time To Connect. You see Christianity was never meant to be lived alone but always with others in mind. You think about it; if you are a Christ follower you will live for eternity in heaven. Heaven is a place where there will be other people.
A study by the American Council of Life Insurance reported that the most lonely group in America are college students. That's surprising! Next on the list are divorced people, welfare recipients, single mothers, rural students, housewives, and the elderly.
Americans are amongst the loneliest people in the world. Concert attendance has been slowly declining over the last 10 years, because people no longer want to go to concerts to get lost in a crowd.
But if you track another trend over the past 10 years you'll see concerts down but coffee houses are up.
Why? People want to connect in community.
The Power of Community:
1) From the beginning of time we see God putting people into community.
2) The institution of marriage: Husband and Wife.
3) The institution of family: Kids relating to parents.
4) The institution of friendship: Being connected to others through a common interest.
5) The institution of the local church: Being connected to other believers.
6) The institution of Links: Connecting people to each other and to God.
Definition of Community
1) A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.
2) A group of people having common interests
3) A group of people forming a distinct segment of society: the Christian Community
Text: Ecclesiastes 4: 9 - 12
Ecclesiastes was written by Solomon; the wisest man to ever live. It is a book filled with practical insights and observations. This whole passage communicates one major theme there is strength in numbers!
Remember you were created for Fellowship with God and w ...
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