The Parable of the Prodigal Son Speaks for Itself

The Prodigal SonEvangelism is an important ministry and it’s a subject that we should all hold dear to our hearts.  But when we think about evangelism, more often than not we think about the Word being preached in a far away continent or in an isolated part of the city, and while that is evangelism, that isn’t necessarily the evangelism that we’re most directly called to participate in. If we think about it this way… those in far away continents and those in the underserved parts of cities or in the most rural of areas, tend to have much stronger faith than those of us who are more urbane, educated or wealthier…

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Jesus Groaned in His Spirit

. . . Instead of immediately raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus spends a long time in fruitless debate with the young man’s sisters, Mary and Martha, trying to persuade them not to press for Lazarus to be  raised from the dead. “I am the resurrection and the life,” he tells Martha, “He that believeth on me, though he were dead yet shall he live. And he that liveth and believeth on me shall never die. Believest thus this? St. John then tells us that Jesus “groans in his spirit” and is “deeply moved.”

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