Authentic Relationships Make Us Better!
“Having meaningful relationships is essential for happiness and self-fulfillment. Most people would not be surprised to learn that in addition to the intense anguish it creates, loneliness has a big impact on one’s mental health as well, as it increases your risk of clinical depression and suicide. More surprising is the fact that chronic loneliness poses an even greater danger to your physical health.” (Emphasis added)
What do sheep, buildings, the human body, and a family have to do with Avalon Church? Read the following verses for some hints:
Ephesians 2:20 & 22; Romans 12:4-5; Colossians 2:19; Psalm 100:3; John 10:11; 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Peter 5:2
We use the word “fellowship” to refer to just hanging out with people (which it is not); having a party (which it is not); being with friends (which it is not). Fellowship is more than socializing. Fellowship is more than networking. Fellowship is more than making contacts with contacts. Fellowship in its truest sense is soul to soul connection.
Sadly, most people on this earth have never enjoyed the true meaning of genuine fellowship. They have never had a spiritual connection with anybody. You may have had an emotional connection, a sexual connection, an intellectual connection; but almost nobody has ever had a heart-to-heart, soul to soul, fellowship connection unless you know the Lord and have learned to fellowship with other believers.
The question to be answered this coming Sunday is: “Why is it essential to connect with others?”
Last Sunday’s services were the best so far this year. I’m anticipating God doing even greater things this week! Don’t miss out! Love you church!
P.S. Really excited to remind you that our 220 Student Ministries are back in session this Sunday at 6pm. At staff meeting yesterday, Pastor Arthur described a game the youth are going to play that is just crazy. And he has arranged for the DJ from camp do come do this music leading up to a special New Year message. Don’t miss it!
“Lord, if you want to use me in any way today, I am available.”
Love God – Love Neighbor – Lead Others