As we deal with the realities of COVID-19, one of the things that we are struggling with is disconnection from other people. And the longer we go without the important people in our lives, the more and more it feels like we are missing a piece of ourselves. Is this a sign of weakness? Or maybe this ache teaches us something about who God is and about how he designed us to thrive. In this series, we will look at our desire for connectedness, and how we can be thriving despite the reality of the current crisis.
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Message by Joshua Mutter – May 3, 2020
WATER, ICE AND STEAM?
1. UNDERSTANDING THE TRINITY LEADS US TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS RELATIONAL
2. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PERSONS OF THE TRINITY IS FOCUSED ON EACH OTHER
3. WE LONG TO BE CONNECTED TO OTHERS BECAUSE WE REFLECT THE GOD WHO IS RELATIONAL
John 17:20-22 NIV My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.
4. WE HAVE BEEN INVITED INTO THE RELATIONAL LIFE OF THE TRINITY
- Remember that feeling lonely is not a weakness
- Use the relational ache as a prompt to engage in spiritual practices
- Recognize the relational needs of those around us