Repentance is a term frequently used in Christian circles. But how many of us really understand what repentance means?
As parents, we know the heartache that comes when a child has chosen the wrong path. Whether they’ve walked away from the faith, or are simply making poor choices, we long for them to return to the safety of our home.
We’ve all made a mess of our lives at some point or another. But no matter what poor choices we’ve made, God welcomes us home with open arms.
We enjoy celebrating special occasions and accomplishments, such as anniversaries, graduations, and weddings. But what about when someone repents and comes home?
For the person who’s messed up big time in life, God’s grace provides relief and forgiveness. But what about the person who hasn’t made any major mistakes and has done everything to abide by the rules?
How could God fully forgive someone who’d spent their entire life doing horrific things? Where’s the justice in that?
God loves us, not because of what we do, but in spite of it! Let's talk about the parable of the prodigal son, and discover a perspective you’ve likely never considered.
Some people hear of God’s unconditional love and think it gives them license to live as they please, because God will forgive them no matter what they do. God will love us no matter what, but the consequences of poor choices still remain.
As followers of God, we’re not only called to receive grace, but to extend it to others, as well.