For God So Loved the World
(Brian McLaren)

“God’s goal is to heal the world and to liberate the world from oppression that enslaves and violence that kills.”

In your own words, what is God’s goal?

John 3:14-21

And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
“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.
“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. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But 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.”

This episode was written and recorded by Brian McLaren. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms and Time Waste by Podington Bear and A Storm at Elilean and Ascent by Jon Luc Hefferman

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