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The theme for the coming few Sunday mornings is “God’s Affirmative Action Program.”

Today we are talking about God’s Affirmative Action Program: The Reason.

Governments like to talk about affirmative action programs.

They can be programs that see that businesses make right some wrongs, balancing some imbalances, correcting some faults, ultimately, to bring reconciliation.

More often than not, these government programs are not so good for the wider population, and really are no more than taking from one group of people to give to another.

A redistribution of wealth wrapped up in a government program.

God also had an affirmative action program designed to bring reconciliation, proper, true reconciliation between God and man.

On these Sundays leading up to Christmas, we will examine God’s affirmative action program as expressed in the beginning of John’s gospel, John 1:1-18.

The first matter to consider is the reason for God’s affirmative action program.

Why did God need one?

Because humans had sinned against their Creator  and broken fellowship with Him, God had to make a way for them to come back into right relationship with Him.

He showed His love for humankind by initiating a plan to restore them to a position of right standing.

Just as we say, “I love you,” with words and action, that is how God communicated His love to us.

He sent His Son, the living Word, to earth.

John 1:1 NKJV

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Until next time

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Gary Hoban

Refinery Life Church Australia


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