sunday march 11, 2018
What is your view of God?
God needs nothing from you and wants one thing with you: RELATIONSHIP.
Read Luke 15:1-32
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. – Jesus, Luke 15:7 NIV
As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.” – Romans 3:10-11 NIV
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? – Romans 2:4 NIV
“For Jesus, when people follow him and his way, that is true repentance.” – N.T. Wright
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9 NIV
Who do you see yourself as in this story?
· Younger? What’s keeping you from returning home?
· Older? What’s keeping you from joining the celebration?
· Father? Keep loving, serving, giving, inviting, and welcoming everyone home.
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – Jesus, John 14:6 NIV
Follow Jesus into the life you were meant to live.