Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 16, 2011
LONELINESS AND BELONGING
Chip Ingram notes: "In his landmark book Bowling Alone, Robert Putman makes the case that loneliness is America’s new epidemic. People are searching for a place to belong. In the 1970s, it wasn’t uncommon for someone to leave a job that paid well and go off into the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 7, 2011
STATISTICS ON LONELINESS
This week I read an article by Medical News Today about the health effects of loneliness. Quoting the article, it states that "there is evidence that the risk of developing and dying from heart disease can depend on the strength of one's social network of friends and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
At a recent small groups conference at Saddleback Church Randy Frazee spoke on the "call to community." He reported the average American family manages 35 separate relationships on a day-to-day basis--children, extended family, neighbors, government, school, friends, work,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 9, 2011
J. OSWALD SANDERS ON LONELINESS
J. Oswald Sanders once pointed out: "The round of pleasure or the amassing of wealth are [often] but vain attempts to escape from the persistent ache. The millionaire is usually a lonely man and the comedian is often more unhappy than his audience."
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2008
LONELINESS AFFECTS BELIEF IN GOD
People who feel lonely or isolated are more likely to believe in God and the supernatural, according to University of Chicago researcher Nicholas Epley. Lonely people try to create social connections by reaching out to old friends, making new ones, or believing
Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 1, 2008
Ty Cobb on Loneliness
The incredibly talented, acclaimed, rich, famous baseball player, Ty Cobb said, near the end of his life in 1961, "If I had the chance to live my life over,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2009
Loneliness and Suicide, Products of Materialism
Can you guess who said this? "I sit in my house in Buffalo and sometimes I get so lonely it’s unbelievable. Life has been so good to me. I’ve got a great wife, good kids, money, my own health--and I’m lonely and bored.... I often wondered why so many
HIS LONELINESS FOR YOURS
Here is the good news for us this morning. Each of us, every one of us received in that moment of time a great and precious gift. It is the gift of the presence of the Father – the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Jesus paid the price for your sin and you do not
It is in the hours of loneliness that God does some of His greatest works.
It was in the lonely dejection of Elijah that he heard God’s voice.
It was in the wearying lonely path of faith that God came again to Abraham.
It was in the lonely hours following failure that Peter found God.
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 20, 2002
WHAT TO DO WITH LONELINESS
Lee Strobel writes: People today will admit any problem - drugs, divorce, alcoholism - "but there’s one admission that people are loath to make, whether they’re a star on television or someone who fixes televisions in a repair shop. It’s just too embarrassing. It
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 24, 2003
Quote from Anne Landers:
“ I’ve learned plenty, including most importantly what Leo Rostea had in mind when he said,
“Each of us is a little lonely, deep inside and longs to be understood.”
I have learned how it is with the stumbling tortured people in this world who have nobody to talk to.
On the 4th October 1970, the famed rock star Janis Joplin, at the age of 27 was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel room. Questions arose as to whether the cause of her tragic death was suicide or an accident. Later police reported that they located a small quantity of heroin in the rock singer’s
7 Types of Loneliness
1. New-situation loneliness. You’ve moved to a new city where you don’t know anyone, or you’ve started a new job, or you’ve started at a school full of unfamiliar faces. You’re lonely.
2. I’m-different loneliness. You’re in a place that’s not unfamiliar, but you feel
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Nothing in this world appeases loneliness as does a flock of friends ...There is always at least one who will understand, inspire, and give you the lift you may
CAN YOU HEAR THE CRIES OF LONELINESS?
A Story from Max Lucado: In the summer of 1980 a story about an attractive girl who was young and successful stirred the US. The story broke the evening news with the headline; Judith Bucknell was dead -- it was number one hundred and six that year in the
Contributed by Daniel Harman on Mar 28, 2008
WRITER FRUSTRATED BY LONELINESS – IT’S A WORLD WIDE PROBLEM!
A nationally syndicated columnist writes: ‘I am lonely and it saddens me. How could I not have enough friends? It seems as though every woman’s friendship quota is filled and she is no longer accepting new applicants. It is easy to fill
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
ISOLATION, LONELINESS MORE DIFFICULT THAN PAIN
William H. Willimon, in his commentary on our text, shared the following story from his childhood. "A little girl in my second grade class got the dreaded disease of polio. Our teacher described to us the possible complications of her disease. She
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude