United Pentecostal Church Mannheim
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Message from the Monthly Flyer from December 2011

A lonely life

He never wrote a book, he never held a position, he never had his own family, or owned a house. He did not go to university, he never visited a great city, he never travelled further than 200 miles from his place of birth. He never did any of the things which are usually associated with greatness.

He had no references other than himself. He had just reached the age of 33 when the mass of public opinion turned against him. His friends forsook him, he was handed over to his enemies, and he had to bear the mockery of a public court proceedings. He was nailed on a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his hangmen played to see who would get his clothing - the only possession he had on this earth. When he was dead, he was placed in a borrowed grave as a result of a friend having compassion for him.

Twenty centuries have gone by since that time; and, today, he is a central personality among people and a leader of human progress.
All the armies who marched, all the naval armed forces who navigated the sea, all the parliaments who had sessions, and all the kings who ever reigned - all of them together were unable to influence human life on earth like this one solitary life...

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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