How did I get here? Wallowing in a pigsty with nothing to eat and no one to turn to, the Prodigal Son must’ve asked himself this question a thousand times. In this message, Dr. Stanley traces the sad, downward spiral that sin leads us on when we believe Satan’s lies and ignore God’s Word. But no matter how dark sin may make our lives, God is willing and able to forgive, just like the father in the parable. Learn how simple repentance restores right relationship.
Where does prayer fit in your life? Prayer is a refuge when we are struggling or encountering hard times, but how often do we pray just to enjoy God’s presence?
In this message, Dr. Stanley explores the role of prayer in the life of Jesus, helping us grow in our understanding of how Jesus spoke to the Father and prayed for His disciples. As we follow the Lord’s example, our own prayer lives will deepen.
“In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33 NIV). Of all the promises Jesus made during His time on earth, that’s one we all wish weren’t true. But, as most of us know from personal experience, it is.
In this message, Dr. Stanley echoes the disturbing reality of those words but reminds us that the verse doesn’t end there: “But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Yes, storms—be they of our own disobedient making or an attack of the enemy’s—are inevitable. But through them all, God is conforming us to His image, demonstrating His power, and drawing us closer with His love.