First let me say I’m sorry I missed last weeks post on What I learned in church yesterday, I was really sick… So I’m looking forward to sharing with you. But before I begin let me say that this is my 1000 post… I really never thought I would hang in there this long. Every time I think to myself am I really making a difference… I get some email or comment that keeps me going, or somebody from my church will thank me for the encouraging and/or convicting words I may have posted. My desire has always been to proclaim the word of God boldly without compromising… either by thoughts from other godly men I trust or thoughts of my own. My overwhelming desire has always been to give God the glory Romans 11:36 for this site and for any fruit that may come from it.
I want to do this in two post… We will deal with last week… the one I missed today and yesterday on Tuesday. Last week in Sunday school we learned about God’s love… His great love that He has for those who believe on His Son Because of his great love for us, God the Father sent his Son into the world to be the propitiation for our sins by offering up His body to appease divine justice. We looked at Romans 5:5 The love of God is sealed to us by the Holy Spirit… so what else can we do when we have tribulation in our lives but to rejoice in the Lord and wait for Him in hope, Because hope never disappoints for a believer in Christ. Look what Paul says about the love of God for us Romans 5:6-8 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
This is what the lost son in this Parable is getting… God’s lavish love being poured on him a sinner, the one who comes with a repentant heart… And with knowledge of his own sinfulness. Look what the Father does Luke 15:22-24 “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate. That’s how our God saves those who are His lavishly… Makes me think just who the prodigal really is in the story. That’s last week. And that’s what I learned in Church yesterday(last week) Tomorrow this weeks.