Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32

You may have placed yourself in the shoes of one of the characters in the story. How will you respond to God’s compassionate mercy towards you this week?

In your life now, where can you stand to open up to celebrate with others for the joy of God’s grace in their lives? 

“Liberty is not looseness. A kite that is released from its tether gets its looseness, but loses its liberty to be a kite. A “free balloon” is the captive of every passing breeze. Jesus said that we discover real living not by wandering all over the map, but on the definite, narrow way.”

--George E. Sweazey

Repentance may be defined as the conscious turning of the regenerate person away from sin and toward God in a complete change of living, which reveals itself in a new way of thinking, feeling, and willing. 

--Anthony A. Hoekema