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December 2, 2014 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Longing for home this Christmas

If you are have been around evangelical Christianity any length of time, or ever listened to Billy Graham, you are familiar with what has come to be known as ‘œThe Sinner‘s Prayer,‘ which goes something like this: ‘œDear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. In your name, Amen.‘ The prayer I uttered on the day I came to faith in Jesus in September 1994 was a little different. I remember kneeling by my bed in my dorm room at UConn and saying, ‘œGod, I know where I belong, and it‘s with you.‘ While that prayer was not a theological masterpiece, in that there was nothing in there about sin or repentance, the heart of the prayer reflected a young man who desired to come home to the place he knew he belonged ‘" a relationship with God. Like the prodigal son in Luke 15, I had turned from my self-centered way of living to come home to my Father....Keep Reading

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