As parents, we try to distribute love to our children equally. No child gets special favor. But it’s not always easy! Let's reflect on a family relationship described by Jesus, and commonly known as the parable of the prodigal son.
We don’t use the term self-righteous much these days. Yet the tendency to have an over-inflated view of ourself is something all of us struggle with from time to time.
Too often, we build ourselves up by putting other people down. In fact, it’s so common we don’t always realize when we do it!
Most of us have asked God “why” at some point in our lives. Perhaps you’ve faced a family tragedy, or maybe you’re dealing with a broken relationship. Let’s examine those moments when we cry out to God in sorrow and frustration.
In high school, we joke about the different cliques that form. The cheerleaders, the jocks, the drama club. If we’re not careful, church members sometimes form groups that make it difficult for newcomers to join.
Our attitude is extremely important to God, especially when it’s reflected in our love for people.
It’s a lot easier to see someone else’s faults, than to spot our own. Let's continue an in-depth study on the parable of the prodigal son.
After a while, church attendance can become routine and predictable, just another obligation in our week. A refreshing conversation about our tendency to get lost in the activities, and miss out on a relationship with God.
Salvation is a free gift to those who believe in Jesus Christ. But when we begin trying to earn God’s favor, our attitude changes from being a son or daughter of the King, to being an employee doing a day’s work.
Do you know someone who’s heavily invested in the rules of the Christian walk, and forgets about the affectionate relationship with the living God? Perhaps you’ve fallen into this trap a time or two!
Let's examine the parable of the prodigal son, to find insight into our lives today, as we conclude this powerful series.
Christmas is far more than colorful packages and bows. It’s a reminder of God’s grace toward all mankind. Let's begin a new miniseries from the book of Titus.