Isolation produces opportunity for negative things in our lives. Isolation ultimately leads us on a path to destruction.

Genesis 2:18
18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement.”

I. Isolation Is Not Good

Mark 5 1:20
1They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. 7 And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” 8 For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”

II. Why do we choose isolation?
A. Shame
B. We are out of control
C. Someone has hurt us
D. We don’t want to change

III. No One Can Fix You

IV. Isolation Leads To Hurt

V. Isolation Leads To Loss

VI. Isolation Makes You An Easy Target

VII. Recognition Of Jesus Begins The Road To Redemption

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