OVERVIEW: Jesus gives several illustrations on the kingdom of God and the urgency of turning to God.
BIG IDEA: Don’t wait.
KEY VERSE: Luke 13:3b (Jesus to crowd)
Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You don’t have to solve all your problems to turn to me. Let go of your prideful way and grab onto my way. Drop the unhealthy excess and lazy living and destructive choices and watch them smash to pieces on the rocks below. Then turn and take my hand. Let me lead you as you take the first step to a new place. It will be the first of many, but you will never be alone. I am with you always.
You are never too far gone for my mercy. It is never too late. I have seen all you’ve said and done, and I accept you completely. I love you and offer you life, but you must receive it. Turn away from your struggles and reach out to me. I will not move my hand away. It will always be extended — waiting for you to grasp it so that I can welcome you home. You belong to me.
Commit to turn away from any destructive path you’re on and turn toward God. Then, think of someone who can hold you accountable. Ask him or her to check on you as you leave the past behind and begin a new life.
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