What labels have you given yourself or taken on from others? When we look closely at the story of the prodigal son we see the Father never condemned either of His sons. He never called then anything but son. The boy who lived it up or the bitter legalist. His response to both was love. When we know that we are loved because of Christ we will change. Andrew teaches from the story of Simon Peter who was a normal, earthy man who made huge numbers of mistakes. Jesus though see's him through grace and gives him a name that calls out the treasure that was put in him. Jesus does the same for you. Rewrite the labels in your life!
November 24, 2015