March 27

John 8:31-32, 36

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciple. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!

It’s clear that our prodigals are being deceived. If it’s not self-deception, it’s lies of the enemy. Jesus himself is Truth; the perfect standard of what is right. He alone can set prodigals free from the lifestyle of sin and the consequences that follow.

I was looking at the meaning of the words “hold to”…

~ to hold with tenacity; to grasp; maintain close contact with; continue to follow (as a ship holding a course); keep possession of; refuse to abandon or change ~

I love the picture this brings to mind. To hold with tenacity to what Jesus has said and maintain that close contact is what brings true freedom. It may be as simple as knowing just how very much God loves us. But with truth always comes freedom.

May our prodigal be set free from all the deception surrounding them, hold the course refusing to abandon the truth of Christ and be free indeed.

John 8:31-32, 36

Jesus said, “If ______ holds to my teaching, he/she is really my disciple. Then ______ will know the truth, and the truth will set him/her free. So if the Son sets ______free, he/she will be free indeed!

March 27

John 8:31-32, 36

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciple. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!

It’s clear that our prodigals are being deceived. If it’s not self-deception, it’s lies of the enemy. Jesus himself is Truth; the perfect standard of what is right. He alone can set prodigals free from the lifestyle of sin and the consequences that follow.

I was looking at the meaning of the words “hold to”…

~ to hold with tenacity; to grasp; maintain close contact with; continue to follow (as a ship holding a course); keep possession of; refuse to abandon or change ~

I love the picture this brings to mind. To hold with tenacity to what Jesus has said and maintain that close contact is what brings true freedom. It may be as simple as knowing just how very much God loves us. But with truth always comes freedom.

May our prodigal be set free from all the deception surrounding them, hold the course refusing to abandon the truth of Christ and be free indeed.

John 8:31-32, 36

Jesus said, “If ______ holds to my teaching, he/she is really my disciple. Then ______ will know the truth, and the truth will set him/her free. So if the Son sets ______free, he/she will be free indeed!

March 27

John 8:31-32, 36

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciple. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!

It’s clear that our prodigals are being deceived. If it’s not self-deception, it’s lies of the enemy. Jesus himself is Truth; the perfect standard of what is right. He alone can set prodigals free from the lifestyle of sin and the consequences that follow.

I was looking at the meaning of the words “hold to”…

~ to hold with tenacity; to grasp; maintain close contact with; continue to follow (as a ship holding a course); keep possession of; refuse to abandon or change ~

I love the picture this brings to mind. To hold with tenacity to what Jesus has said and maintain that close contact is what brings true freedom. It may be as simple as knowing just how very much God loves us. But with truth always comes freedom.

May our prodigal be set free from all the deception surrounding them, hold the course refusing to abandon the truth of Christ and be free indeed.

John 8:31-32, 36

Jesus said, “If ______ holds to my teaching, he/she is really my disciple. Then ______ will know the truth, and the truth will set him/her free. So if the Son sets ______free, he/she will be free indeed!

March 27

John 8:31-32, 36

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciple. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!

It’s clear that our prodigals are being deceived. If it’s not self-deception it’s lies of the enemy. Jesus himself is Truth; the perfect standard of what is right. He alone can set prodigals free from the lifestyle of sin and the consequences that follow.

I was looking at the meaning of the words “hold to”… here are a few–

~to hold with tenacity; to grasp; maintain close contact with; continue to follow (as a ship holding a course); keep possession of; refuse to abandon or change~

I love the picture this brings to mind. To hold with tenacity to what Jesus has said and maintain that close contact is what brings true freedom. It may be as simple as knowing just how very much God loves us. But with truth always comes freedom.

May our prodigal be set free from all the deception surrounding them, hold the course and be free indeed.

John 8:31-32, 36

Jesus said, “If ______ holds to my teaching, he/she is really my disciple. Then ______ will know the truth, and the truth will set him/her free. So if the Son sets ______free, he/she will be free indeed!

March 27

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NLT)

But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!). For, He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

I thought it appropriate on this Easter Sunday to give a reminder of just what God has done for us and our prodigal! I can’t comprehend the vastness of God’s great love, how He continues to offer grace to all who will accept it.

Have you ever thought of God pointing to us as an example? Who is He pointing us out to – the enemy… angels? I look forward to the day the Father can point to my prodigal as an example of how the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness transforms a life!

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NLT)

But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved ______ so much, that even though he/she was dead because of his/her sins, He gave _______ life when He raised Christ from the dead (It is only by God’s grace that ______ has been saved!). For, He raised _______ from the dead along with Christ and seated him/her with Him in the heavenly realms because he/she is united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to _______ in all future ages as an example of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward him/her, as shown in all He has done for _______ who is united with Christ Jesus.