Imagine you’re on death row in Huntsville, Texas. You’re guilty of a capital offense and that night you face the lethal injection. But instead of your last meal, the cell is unlocked. You’re handed a governor’s pardon. Instead of eating surrounded with guards, you eat free surrounded with your closest friends. Imagine the relief, the joy, the thankfulness. Now turn to Psalm 51 and listen to this week’s Truth Encounter. Let’s drink in the joy that the murderer David experienced when he opened his heart to God’s merciful forgiveness.
Dads—we all want to be good fathers and raise good kids, but was this the goal of the first father? Think the Bible is a book about idealistic morality and goody-goody religion? It's time to get serious about the real truth. If God's purpose was to tell a story of good fathers and good kids, then most of the Old Testament has to be thrown out. It's time to read again and discover what real fathers aim at – fathers like Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Judah, and David, and most of all God. Free 8 message download.