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September 8, 2020 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

If God is so forgiving, then why not sin?

This past Sunday, I preached on the greatest of all Jesus’ stories in my opinion, the parable of the prodigal son. This story, of a rebellious younger son, an offended older son, and a father who displays extravagant grace, reveals our God to be more loving and forgiving than we could have ever imagined. The danger of displaying such lavish grace, of course, is that people may come to the conclusion that “I can live however I want and confess later, because God always forgives.” This is what Dietrich Bonhoeffer labeled “cheap grace” ...Keep Reading

Tags: Grace, Sin, Repentance

January 3, 2017 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The resolution underneath all resolutions

Happy New Year! With a new year upon us, many of us are thinking about ways to improve ourselves, how to put behind us the mistakes of the past and step into the man or woman we wish to become. Whether your goal is to eat healthier, spend more time with God, be more patient, or something else, I wish you well and pray that God would empower you to be more holy and self-disciplined. As I’ve reflected on New Year’s resolutions, I’ve been thinking about how one resolution could really help, no matter what my goal might be....Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: New Year's, Repentance