TAKE NOTES - March 31, 2024

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"The One Solution To Our Current Epidemic" // Pastor Daniel Mills

In a world full of billions of people, multiple social media apps, hundreds of online “friends” and a global village of commerce and interaction, we are lonelier than ever before. Loneliness takes a toll on our emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. But we were never meant to journey through life alone. From the dawn of creation, God desired to dwell with us, but sin separated us from Him. In due time, Jesus came as Emmanuel, to restore us into a deep, intimate, and meaningful relationship with Him. His resurrection to life speaks powerfully of the life he desires us to have today, every day, and throughout eternity. He came to give us abundant life by cleansing us from sin, liberating us from addictions, and filling us with unconditional love. Are you ready to experience Jesus today?

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 – Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 

  • Among youth aged 15 to 24 years, nearly 1 in 4 (23%) said they always or often felt lonely.
  • Canadians between 18 and 39 years old reported the highest levels of moderate to severe anxiety, loneliness and feelings of depression of any age group (33.5 per cent for anxiety, 29.1 per cent for loneliness and 27.7 per cent for feelings of depression).
  • Before 1800, the word loneliness was not in regular use in the English language
  • In 2018, England appointed a Minister of Loneliness. Japan appointed one in 2021.
  • Australia & New Zealand have national loneliness reduction strategies 
  • Researchers have found that the more time you spend on Facebook, the lonelier you feel

Jesus walked a lonely path so that we don’t have to be lonely.

Our sins separated us from God

Isaiah 59:1-2 – Listen! The Lord’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. It’s your sins that have cut you off from God.


Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus’ resurrection brings us life

Romans 4:25 – He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.


Romans 5:10 – For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 

Luke 4:18-19 – The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

Freedom for a man with demons

Luke 8:39 – “No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him.


Psalm 68:6 – God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.

Healing for a man with leprosy

Mark 1:41 – Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!”


Psalm 23:4 – Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

Satisfaction for the woman at the well

John 4:14 – But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.


Matthew 11:28 – Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Wholeness for the lame man

John 5:5-6 – One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?”


Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

Restoration for a woman with an issue of blood

Matthew 9:20-21 – She touched the fringe of his robe, for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”


Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

Romans 6:4 – And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.


1 Peter 1:3 – In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Hope Has A Name: Emmanuel