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Train to Reign Give up Isolation and get back Connection! Reverend Jacqueline Peart

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1 Train to Reign Give up Isolation and get back Connection! Reverend Jacqueline Peart

2 Train to Reign Give up Isolation and get back Connection 1.Defining Isolation and Connection 2.Why do we need to be connected? 3.What stops us connecting? 4.Moving from isolation to connection Topics

3 Train to Thesaurus Defines ISOLATION as: Separation Remoteness Seclusion Loneliness

4 Train to Reign Definitions.net defines ISOLATION as: 1.A state of separation between persons or groups (countries can isolate themselves from a group) 2.The act of isolating something, setting something apart from others 3.In psychiatry, a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it 4.A feeling of being disliked and alone Defining Isolation…

5 Train to Reign Defining Connection… Thesaurus defines CONNECTION as a: Link Association Bond Relationship

6 Train to Reign Why do we need to be Connected? 1. It’s God’s Plan! Genesis 2: 18: And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Hebrews 10:25: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

7 Train to Reign Why do we need to be Connected? 2. We gain support and encouragement Ecclesiastes 4:9-11:9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone?

8 Train to Reign Why do we need to be Connected? 3. To Grow and to Grow up Romans 12: 4-5: For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others

9 Train to Reign Why do we need to be Connected? 4. To Function Effectively 1 Corinthians 12:12 :The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:27:Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:14-23

10 Train to Reign What stops us Connecting? 1.Appearance 2.Ancestry 3.Affluence 4.Age 5.Achievement 6.Gender 7.Shame and guilt 8.Trust 9.Sickness

11 Train to Reign Moving from Isolation to Connection.. 1.Make a decision 2.Recognise your worth – You are needed! 3.Identify the issues that have kept you from connecting 4.Ignore the critics 5.Take action 6.Find your security in God alone 7.Receive your healing and get back connection!

12 Train to Reign In Summary… 1.Recognise it’s God’s plan for us to be connected 2.Connection helps us to grow and grow up 3.Connection enables us to function effectively and use our gifts and talents 4.Recognise there are issues that can stop us from connecting like, sickness, age, ancestry, achievement, shame and guilt but there are steps that can move us into healthy connection

13 Train to Reign Moving from Isolation to Connection.. 1.Make a decision 2.Recognise your worth – You are needed! 3.Identify the issues that have kept you from connecting 4.Ignore the critics 5.Take action 6.Find your security in God alone 7.Receive your healing and get back connection!

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