Return of the Prodigal Son - Vasiliy Myazin
The Parable of the Lost Son is one of Jesus’ most popular. The story is about a young son who wastes his inheritance in worthless pursuits and ends up in a pigsty. In this dramatic story the son comes to his senses and realizes it would be better to live as one of his father’s servants than to continue to live the life he had made for himself. The anxious father, having never given up on his son, runs to meet him before he even arrives and showers him with love. However, this is a teaching story. It has been ... read more
Laying the Foundation
Jesus said, “Everybody who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise builder who built a house on bedrock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew and beat against that house. It didn’t fall because it was firmly set on bedrock.” — Matthew 7:24-25 (CEB) Do you ever wonder when exactly to begin building your house on the rock? Do you ever just pitch a tent in the sand while you look or hope for a more solid place? I imagine we all long for the firm ground of Jesus’ teachings ... read more
Breathe In and Breath Out Prayer
Breath holds an amazing power. Sure, it feels soft and delicate. But think about how it announces that we are alive when we enter the world and how we die when our breath expires. It’s so much a part of us that usually we breathe without even being aware of it. And the closeness of each breath is rivaled only by how close God is to us. We are created with the ruach (Hebrew for breath, spirit) of God entering our bodies (Gen. 2:7, Job 27:3). So our breaths are in constant relationship with our Creator. Each breath is a ... read more
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