Friday, February 13, 2015

The Wayward Child

   I am a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I offer you hope. There is good news. But the good news of the gospel always comes after the bad news of sin and failure. And wherever sin abounds, grace doth much more abound. If you have failed as a parent, and we all have, then there is grace to cover your sin. And this grace has the amazing power to forgive, reconcile and heal. And this grace can even reach back over time and produce fruit. But in order for it to do so, there needs to be honesty, confession, repentance and forgiveness.
         Let me say also, and this part is scary, that there are consequences for disobedience. In God’s ordinary means of salvation, being raised properly in a Christian home is a big one. So, if there has been gross negligence and disobedience on the part of parents, then this is difficult to overcome. But we are those who believe in Resurrection, life after death, and this is also God’s extraordinary means.

         So, my aim as a minister and as a speaker on raising children is to catch young parents with young children so that God’s grace supernaturally flows down hill. But I also want to speak hope and resurrection to those older parents who are in great need.

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