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Reading: John 3: 16-17

Verse Seventeen: “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him”.

Not to condemn but to save. Not to seal our fate but to show us the way, the truth, and the life. Not to stand far above us in judgment but to live within us as friend. Not to be unknown but to be fully known. “For God so loved the world…”. He took on flesh, lived among us, was crucified and rose so that His Spirit could continue to live on in each of us.

God’s purpose in Jesus is to make His love known more completely. As we journey through life, our faith changes and grows. We become more and more who God created us to be in Jesus Christ. In doing so, God takes all of us – who we are and what we have experienced – and molds and remolds us day by day, reshaping us into who He wants us to be. Through God’s great transforming power we are made into a new creation so that we can be change agents in other people’s lives. God created us to use us for the transformation of others and of the world.

How will that look today and tomorrow and the next day? How will God take each of us and use us to build the kingdom here on earth? How will God use us to share the good news of salvation and hope that is offered through a relationship with God’s Son, Jesus Christ? All of this is done through us and through our story. The change that God has wrought in us is the change that He can work in others. If we share our story with others, it opens the door for God to go to work in their lives as well.

Not to condemn but to save. Not to hate but to love. Not to separate but to draw together. May we be Jesus’ light and love in the world today and every day, helping others to be saved. Amen.

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  1. YES, GOD LOVES US, BUT CAN A PERSON, KEEP THEIR SALVATION AND KNOW THEY LIVE IN SIN.
    WHAT HAS HAPPEN TO TRUST, IN GODS WORD, THE OTHER DAY I RAN INTO A OLD FRIEND,

    SHE SAT WITH HER COFFEE, I HAD TEA, SHE TOLD ME SHE LEAVING HER CHURCH BOTH THE MAN SHE MOVE INTO WITH, THEY DID NOT MARRY, I REACH FOR HER HAND AND ASK HER HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN, YOU BEEN IN THE CHURCH FOR 80 YEARS
    , WHY WOULD YOU MOVE INTO A HOME WITH A MAN IN OLD AGE AND NOT MARRY. WHAT HAPPENS ABOUT TRUSTING IN GOD, WHAT HAPPENS TO GODS TEACHING.
    SHE SAID SHE LONELY..
    WHAT HAS HAPPEN TO THE SISTERHOOD AND BROTHERHOOD IN THE CHURCH, WHO HAS FAIL
    THESE PEOPLE.???????
    TRUST AND OBEY GOD ARE NOT JUST WORDS,
    THE HOLY SPIRIT , TESTIFIES WILL FILL MANY LONELY HEARTS IF ONLY PEOPLE
    OPENS THEIR HEARTS TO THE WORD AND TEACHING OF CHRIST..
    IM OLD TOO,
    AND I FIND IT HARD TO UNDERSTAND , WHY A OLD PERSON DOES , SO MANY DUMB THINGS.
    I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND..
    I BELIEVE GOD HAS LEFT, MANY CHURCHES TODAY
    BECAUSE THE TRUTH OF THE FULL BIBLE IS NO LONGER ,

    BEING PREACH. THE BIBLE DOES MATTER, IT THE TRUTH. EVERY WORD, EVEN THE ONES YOU DONT WANT TO HEAR. MY HEART IS SAD, FOR 2. OLD FRIENDS.
    GOD HAS TO LEAD AND NOT OURSELFS.

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