One Another: Better Together
‘One Another’: Better Together
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Pastor Daniel Mallipudi
In the 1600s one John Donne thought of islands and he penned the following:
“No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore, never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.“
The phrase ‘no man is an island’ expresses the idea that human beings do badly when isolated from others and need to be part of a community in order to thrive. We do badly when we’re isolated, and we need to be a part of a community in order to thrive. This Sunday we begin a new Sunday morning teaching series entitled ‘One Another: Doing Life Together’. When God says, “I will make you in My image,” God has creatively designed us like Himself – to live in relationship…to do life together. And so, in this study we will look at what it means to do life together based on the use of this phrase ‘One Another’ in the New Testament.