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Better- Together is better

Better
part 2
Together is better

Ephesians 2:19 (LB) “you are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.

1. Increased focus on independence

2. Increased Mobility

3. Increase in Modern Conveniences

4. Increase in Social Media

Text Ecclesiastes 4:8-12

There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless— a miserable business! Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

1. Seclusion.

verse 8 “There was a man who was all alone”

2. Selfishness.

verse 8b “His eyes were not content with his wealth.”

3. Sadness.

verse 8c “this too is meaningless a miserable business”

4. Sickness

5. Sin

Why is together better?

1. You need help.

verse 8 “there was a man all alone, he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil.”

Genesis 2:18 “It is not good for man to be alone.”

Genesis 2:19 “I will create a help mate for him.”

Genesis 1:26 “Let us create man in our image.”

2. You need to help others.

Ecclesiastes 4:8-10 “There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless—a miserable business!”

Ephesians 2:10 (LB) “It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.”

3. We need to help each other.

Verse 9 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor