Monday, March 5, 2018

lent 4 year b - john

John 3:14-21
Jesus said:
14“And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
     so must the Human One be lifted up, 
          15that whoever believes in him may have everlasting life. 
16“For God loved the world in this way,
     that God gave Their only Child,
          so that everyone who believes in the Child may not perish
               but may have everlasting life.
17“Indeed, God did not send the Child into the world to condemn the world,
     but in order that the world might be saved through the Child. 
     18Those who believe in the Child are not condemned;
          but those who do not believe are condemned already,
               because they have not believed in the name of the only Child of God. 
     19And this is the judgment,
          that the light has come into the world,
          and people loved darkness rather than light
               because their deeds were evil. 
                    20For all who do evil hate the light
                    and do not come to the light,
                         so that their deeds may not be exposed. 
                    21But those who do what is true come to the light,
                         so that it may be clearly seen
                              that their deeds have been done in God.”

Queeries for the text:
What is everlasting life like?
How does Jesus embody God's love?
How is God saving the world?
How are "Christians" condemning the world?
What does it mean to believe in the name of the only Child of God?
Does God really have just one kid?  Aren't we all children of God?
What deeds do I not want to be exposed?
What does it mean to do what is true?

What are your queeries?

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