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?
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.
How well do you handle offense? Most of us find it very difficult to overlook people’s bad attitudes and behavior toward us. One of the most remarkable examples of an “unoffendable” heart is seen in the Father of the prodigal son, who didn’t take his son’s bad choices personally.
When the Prodigal Son finally came to his senses and decided to return home, he believed he would have to confess and atone for his sins in order to somehow make amends with his father. But what we should really learn from his experience is the shocking truth that God NEVER wants us to focus attention on our sin. Because when we do, it becomes impossible to see what He’s done for us: the redemption and freedom we’ve been invited into. Have you fallen into that trap?
When the Prodigal Son finally made the decision to return home, he began a process of restoration that would ultimately bring him into the fullness of relationship with his father… the kind of close relationship his father had always wanted with him. Join the Word Encounter crew as we discuss how anyone can enter in to this restoration process and find real intimacy with our Father God.
Many Christians have difficulty believing that God desires to bless them materially here on earth, and instead believe that such promises are either spiritual or pertain to our future life in heaven. Join Russ and the Word Encounter panel as they talk about the New Covenant birthright every child of God has been given, but too few actually receive.
Are you living in the fullness of your birthright? Do you know what your inheritance in Christ looks like, and the difference it will make in your life today and for your future destiny? Join Russ and the Word Encounter panel as they talk about the New Covenant birthright every child of God has been given, but too few actually receive.
The Prodigal Son discovered (almost too late) that he had a birthright, while Esau, an Old Testament guy, actually sold his for a quick meal. What exactly is a birthright, and why should we care about it today?
When the prodigal son finally came to his senses, he realized how much he had lost by leaving home, since even his father’s servants were living better than he was. Join the Word Encounter panel as we discuss the importance of knowing your birthright in Christ, and learn why many Christians never experience the abundant life Jesus offers.
In this bonus Word Encounter episode, we talk about some things I’ve been “chewing on” lately, and put it all in the context of bringing people into personal encounters with Papa’s glory all over the world.