Hungering for Relationship

Hungering for Relationship

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 (NLT)

“The being of God,” notes Orthodox theologian John Zizioulas, “is a relational being: without the concept of communion it would not be possible to speak of God.” Created in the Triune God’s image, we too are relational beings. We need relationships just about as much as we need oxygen, water, and food. We’ve all been hard-wired for human connection–with family, friends, those we look up to, and those we serve. Relationships help us cope with stress, enjoy mental well-being, experience personal meaning, and grow spiritually. Our spiritual life is a sharing in or participation in the love between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. By God’s grace we can extend this limitless love back to God and to those around us. Our most important belongings are not things…but people.


September 12, 2021 – Online Service Bulletin and Bible Study

Sermon Art: “Two Women at a Window” by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, ca. 1655–60 (public domain)

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