“The Island Life”

On February 10, Pastor Katy preaches on Genesis 2:15, 18; Mark 2:1-5.

2:15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it. … 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.”

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2:1 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. 3 Then some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dug through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

You may have heard the phrase that “no one is an island.” As we continue in our sermon series “Unafraid,” we are tackling some of our greatest fears, one of which is isolation and loneliness. Whether we admit it or not, every single one of us has experienced loneliness or feared being lonely at some point. While we all need some solitude, there’s a difference between solitude and loneliness, and loneliness has reached epidemic levels in our culture. In the midst of loneliness it’s hard to know where to turn, but it’s clear from research and Scripture alike that we have to turn somewhere; our lives might just depend on it.

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