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Old 10-14-2021, 07:06 AM   #1
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God's Call to Repentance
Luke 15:11-24
In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the younger brother asked to receive his inheritance early so he might live as he chose. Once the father gave him his share, he made many unwise choices that led to hunger and destitution. What happened next illustrates the principles of godly repentance.
After squandering all his money, the young man found work feeding pigs, a bottom-of-the-barrel kind of job. One day he came to his senses and recognized his terrible plight. His repentance began with an awareness of his wrong choices and the fact that his bad situation was due to them.
Knowing that his difficulties came from his sinful behavior, the prodigal grieved over his mistakes and acknowledged that he had sinned against the Lord (v. 18). He declared he was no longer worthy to be his father's son. Godly sorrow and confession led the young man to leave that place and go home. His repentance was made complete when he turned away from his old ways and returned to his father. The Lord likewise calls us to repent and return to Him.
What a welcome the prodigal son received. Upon seeing him, the father was filled with compassion and ran to embrace him. Forgiveness and acceptance were extended to the son. Both are blessings that God freely offers to whoever asks Him.
The prodigal son did not clean himself up before returning home. He simply left his old life, turned toward home, and trusted in his father's mercy. The heavenly Father calls us to repent and offers us forgiveness when we turn away from our self-centered ways and move toward godliness (1 John 1:9).
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Old 10-14-2021, 07:25 AM   #2
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I know this story well.

Thanks for posting Bro Bill. Hope all here have a blessed day.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 10-14-2021, 07:30 AM   #3
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I know this story well.

Thanks for posting Bro Bill. Hope all here have a blessed day.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
Me n you both!!
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Old 10-14-2021, 07:47 AM   #4
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Love the story of the prodigal. God is always there waiting with arms wide open. Praying daily for them to come on home!
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:06 AM   #5
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Great message Bro. Bill. Amen
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:10 AM   #6
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Amen Bro Bill
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:36 AM   #7
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I’ve known folks that won’t repent because they think they are not worthy. God’s grace and forgiveness are for everyone.
Thank you Bro Bill.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:48 AM   #8
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I can relate. Thank God that he doesn’t hold a grudge and always willing to welcome us back home. Thank you Bro. Bill.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:56 AM   #9
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Thank you Bro. Bill!
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:01 AM   #10
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Amen and thanks again for sharing Bro. Bill
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:37 PM   #11
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Amen!
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:46 PM   #12
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Good one
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