by Rick Ferguson


Ephesians 2:14-18

We live in a world of estrangement. Everywhere
you look there is estrange one to
great lengths to try to resolve the world's

(1) The United Nations developed to resolve
estrangement among countries.

(2) World Council of Churches, National Council
of Churches developed to resolve estrangement among
religious bodies.

(3) NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union,
developed to resolve estrangement among races.

(4) Unions have been formed to resolve
estrangement between employers and employees.

(5) Psychologists and counselors are trained
and hang their shingles out to resolve estrangement
between family members.

(6) Marriage enrichment retreats are popular
in an effort to resolve estrangement between husbands
and wives.

The list could go on and on of ways men have
attempted to bring peace, harmony and reconciliation
to an estranged world. ever, most of these
attempts have proven to be futile failures, They
have failed because they are treating only symptoms
and not dealing the disease.

The reason there is estrangement between men is
because men are estranged from God. That is the
someone can reconcile men with God, then they will
be successful also in reconciling men with men.

Copyright © 1995 by Dr. Rick E. Ferguson.
All rights reserved. No portion of this
document may be used in any form without
the written permission of the author. Bible
quotations are from the New International
Version unless otherwise indicated.

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That is what Jesus Christ has done. He initiated
reconciliation between men and God - brought peace
between sinful men and a holy God.
Romans 5:1 "Therefore being justified by faith we
have peace with God through our L6''
" Jesus Christ."
Jesus has dealt with the disease, now the symptoms
of estrangement between men can be heed. Jesus,
therefore, has brought peace between men and God.
As a natural result there i ...

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