Does The Prodigal Son Parable Mean Christians Can Be Prodigals?

What was the parable of the Prodigal Son about? Can Christians become prodigals?A Prodigal Who or what is a prodigal? A prodigal is often characterized by someone who lives in an extravagant and wasteful lifestyle and lives with no responsibility. It can also be considered someone who loves lavish living but not actually having the right to that living. In the case of the Prodigal Son, the son had nothing to leave home with, so he desired to have his inheritance ahead of time, before his … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Jonah

Here are seven Bible verses about Jonah. Jonah 1:1-3 “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.” Jonah was a reluctant prophet of God, run … [Read more...]

A Sunday School Lesson On Repentance

Here is a Sunday school lesson or Bible study on repentance from Scripture.The Time is Fulfilled Mark 1:14-15 “Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” When Jesus sent out the twelve disciples with the message “that people should repent” (Mark 6:12), this was new to them. They had always been taught to be strict adherents to the Law but we are … [Read more...]

Does God Forgive Everyone If They Repent?

Does God forgive everyone who repents? Are there exceptions? If so, what are they?Repentance is… Repentance in both the Old Testament and New Testament always means a turning away from and a forsaking of sins. This doesn’t meant that we won’t ever sin again (1st John 1:8, 10) but it does mean we’ll be turning away from it more often because we’re new creatures in Christ (2nd Cor 5:17). If you don’t confess your sin you are concealing it for “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosp … [Read more...]

Psalm 51 Commentary and Bible Study

Psalm 51 may be the greatest chapter in the Bible about repentance. If you want to know what true repentance is, check out this commentary and Bible study on Psalm 51.Psalm 51:1-2 “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!” This psalm was written shortly after Nathan the Prophet told David, “You are the man” who committed adultery and murdered Bathshe … [Read more...]

5 Prayers For America

Here are 5 short prayers that are vitally needed for America today. Second Chronicles 7:14 Prayer “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be t … [Read more...]