Sermon Summary for Sunday, March 12th, 2017 | Respectfully Submitted by Jon Thomas
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
John is very difficult to read. This Gospel has been used to divide people and cause us to cast shame on those around us. John’s vision of a God-Hating World is more layered than that. We are not Fallen Angels, cast out into the void; We are God’s Children, divided throughout the World.
“God’s Love is Surprising, Audacious, Outrageous, Bold, and even a little Crazy” and God promises to love us, unconditionally. God sent Christ into our “God-Hating World” to save us from ourselves.
In this Season of Lent, remember that the Bible is about God; a God who works through you; a God who does not condemn you. God seeks a relationship that is extraordinary, boundless, and spellbinding; one that defies death, itself. What’s next, my sisters & brothers?