Monday, October 03, 2005

Insults and Separation - John 8:19-32

Life is full of Separations
  • from Friends
  • from family
  • from partners
  • from God?

The Gospel is the only means to deal with separations successfully.

We will not deal with our separation from God if we

  • if we seek the father through other means than Jesus Christ - 19-20
  • if we think God's mercy will last forever - 20-22 (see Jer. 29:13, Prov. 1:28, Rev. 20:14)
  • if we view our beliefs from a sacred/secular divide - 23-24 (see Isa. 40-55; Ex. 3:14; Isa. 43:10)
  • if we don't always view Jesus in reference to the cross - 25-29
  • if we have fickle faith - 30-32

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