John 17:17 (NLT)
17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.

We have been given the truth of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are to be ambassadors for Christ and share the truth we know with others. We are to teach them the truth we know and build them up.



Over the last 50 years, while society has been growing more and more prosperous and individualistic, our social connections have been dissolving. Emily Esfahni Smith from The Atlantic describes the price for our social disconnection:

We volunteer less. We entertain guests at our homes less often. We are getting married less. We are having fewer children. And we have fewer and fewer close friends with whom we'd share the intimate details of our lives. We are denying our social nature, and paying a price for it. Over the same period of time that social isolation has increased, our levels of happiness have gone down, while rates of suicide and depression have multiplied.


We need to build connections in life so we can befriend others and be able to share the truth about God. Without those connections there is no one to talk to. We isolate and even cause problems for ourselves. So build good relationships with people that turn into something special.