2 Chronicles 36: 14-16. 19-23

The people of Jerusalem brought about their exile through their repeated infidelities, until God used a pagan ruler to restore them to Jerusalem and rebuild their Temple.


Ephesians 2: 4-10

God’s generosity is shown by the gift of life, of salvation, bestowed freely on people who do not merit or deserve it.


John 3: 14-21

God sent Christ into the world to bring it the gift of eternal life, to be accepted or rejected through people’s free choice.