Tag Archives: alienation

John 3:16 Reconsidered

John 3:16 is often considered the jewel of the Bible—a synopsis of the entire message of the Good News. I agree! It is a beautiful passage: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, … Continue reading

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Living in a World of Pain, Suffering, and Alienation

We realize it early in life. We are hungry; we become sick or disfigured; we lose our loved ones. We have pain—terrible pain, and it is not only physical pain but mental anguish. There is war, famine, and destruction by … Continue reading

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You Are Invited!

When Jesus was in the upper room with his disciples, just before he was arrested and killed, he shared with them about his relationship with his Father. In John chapter 14 he said, ‘No one comes to the Father except … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Wayward Son (Part one of three)

Have you ever felt alienated from the Father and you knew it was your own doing? Perhaps it was your stubborn and self-centered actions that brought about the estrangement. I think we have all found ourselves in that place. The … Continue reading

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