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Lonely in Church?

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35


Jesus commanded us to love one another. He said that our love for each other would be proof to the world that we are His disciples.


So, I have a question: if there are lonely people in the church, what does that say about how well we are obeying Jesus’ command?


Because there are, without question, lonely people sitting in chairs and pews in our churches. These are people who are dying inside because they feel unloved.


Lonely people will be in your church and mine this coming Sunday. And the Sunday after that. And the Sunday after that.


What are we going to do about it?


How are we going to bring hope to despairing hearts by purposefully and abundantly loving lonely people?

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