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Connections

Connections are the way our Creator, God, made us.

Genesis 2:18 (ESV) 18  Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Those first “connections” were wonderful, until sin entered and changed the connections between God and mankind, mankind with each other, and even with the world.

To re-connect God with mankind, and mankind with each other, God sent His Son.  So Christ came,

13  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14  For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15  by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16  and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17  And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18  For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

Ephesians 2:13-18 (ESV)

Christ Jesus made it possible for man to once again connect with God, one another and the world.

19  So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20  built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21  in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22  In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV)

God planned for His church to be the place to re-connect with God and one another.

 10  His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11  according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12  In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13  I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.

Ephesians 3:10-13 (NIV)

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church…to other believers.