“Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Romans 5:20). Does this mean God doesn’t care about our sins, or does He have something more radical in mind?
The parable of the Sower in Matthew 13 reveals several mindsets that keep us from receiving the blessings God has for us in His Kingdom.
On this episode of Word Encounter, Russ and the panel begin a deep dive into the subject of God’s grace, as they look at what happened when the prodigal son finally journeyed home and experienced the reaction of his long-suffering father.
Do you have “the spirit of Caleb?” This mighty man of God (Numbers 14 & Joshua 14) represents a generation of sold-out, on fire followers of Jesus, who are learning how to war for the specific inheritance we’ve been given in the Kingdom!
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The prodigal son felt completely unworthy to return to his father’s house as a son. He was, however, willing to become a servant in order to receive the blessings of a servant. Our Father God gives us the same freedom to do likewise, and many settle for a servant/master relationship, and are satisfied with a servant’s portion instead of the unlimited abundance that a son has access to. How do you see yourself?
Esther was given a difficult assignment from the Lord which could have cost her life. Even though she lived a life of great wealth and comfort as queen, she was willing to forsake everything because of her love for God and her people. How far would you go in obeying God?
Jesus said, “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” (John 15:8) Jesus apparently chose fruit as a way to explain our new nature. But what exactly does it represent, how do we produce it, and why is it so important to the Father?
Preachers are fond of telling us that we need to repent of this sin or that bad habit. But what exactly is repentance, why is it important, and how do you even know if you’re doing it right? Join us as we discuss more of the Prodigal Son story, and learn what his experience teaches us about this subject.
Mordecai asked Esther to put her life on the line for her people, and declared his belief that God had brought her to this place of prominence “for such a time as this.” Join Gary Fishman and the Word Encounter crew as we discuss how God places us strategically where we live, work, fellowship, etc., in order to accomplish His purposes.