Category Archives: Prodigal son

Don’t be like the older brother 

The mind can offer many reasons to justify resentment – reasons that sound righteous. Such ways of thinking, however, reveal a self-righteous heart. Continue reading

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What does God do for your self-image?

How do I see myself? How does faith in God change the way I view my life? Continue reading

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Where glory meets my suffering

You can experience the place where the hurt and the Healer collide by meeting with “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles” (II Corinthians 1:3-4). Continue reading

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When God restores you

Restoration, healing, and refreshment are needed in the rhythm of life. But restoration has much wider implications for all of us. Something vandalized God’s good creation. Continue reading

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Two Kinds of People in our Churches

“Now the tax collectors and ‘sinners’ were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.’” (Luke 15:1-2) Let’s talk to religious people The target … Continue reading

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5 steps for turning back to God

If you know someone who has turned away from God, the story of the lost son will encourage you. It will help you understand the common and often necessary ways God uses to bring us to Himself. Before looking at … Continue reading

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