Called To This?

I have not been “called” to this. The easy chair. (Or the easy crowd.) Though I confess? (There are days I wish I were.) Simply put God has called me to the Prodigal-Church. Yeah, you know. The ones referred to as: The Messy-misfits. The Raucous-runaways. The Wrecked and Wounded. The ones who have heard it…

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Why Bother With Prodigals?

Yeah, why? Don’t we in the church have enough problems? Must we really go to all this bother?   For Prodigals? Well, I wondered the same thing until I read Timothy Keller’s book, The Prodigal God. In his chapter titled Redefining Lostness, he wrote this: It is typical for people who have turned their backs…

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Part IX ~ The Father’s Blessing On The Broken

“Jesus’s teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind of outsiders Jesus attracted are not attracted to contemporary churches, even our most avant-garde ones. We tend to draw conservative, buttoned-down, moralistic people. The licentious and…

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