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July 14, 2019 Speaker: Sam Burke Series: Plot Twists

Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Genesis 2:18, Proverbs 18:1, 1 Corinthians 12:21–12:27,

Some of the most memorable moments in movies and books are when the unexpected happens. These moments take our breath away, and leave us in a state of shock. These small surprises can significantly shift these stories into new, interesting, and even dark places. What if there were things in our lives that seemed small but that could surprisingly shift our stories?


Isolation:
To cause to be or remain alone from others; to be cut off from something or someone else.

We've traded INTIMACY for INFORMATION

Genesis 2:18 NIV
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Proverbs 18:1 NIV
1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish endsand against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

God created us for INTIMACY

Intimacy:
Fully knowing and being fully known without fear of rejection.

ISOLATION is the enemy of INTIMACY and INFLUENCE

1 Corinthians 12:21-27 NIV
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

We were created for CONNECTION, not ISOLATION

Created to CONNECT:
-Ask more questions; give less opinions
-Leverage your disconnections into connections
-Practice the art of presence
-Value vulnerability
-Find a group

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