Back to My Fathers House


Repentance

Guilty
But still I move on

Ashamed
But still I move on

Condemned
But still I move on

As I picture His throne
My heart continues to groan
Remembering my error makes me sadder
As I imagine the face of my Father.

Timidly arriving at His throne, I fall
With my body crawled into a ball
As I offer a living sacrifice; myself
Of a truth, from His mercy-seat flows Himself.

Back to my Father’s house
Where the lost sheep is welcome home

Back to my Father’s house
Where the lost coin is found

Back to my Father’s house
Where the prodigal son is celebrated

As the host of heaven rejoices at my return
My heavenly Father asks an eternal question
Why did you ever leave?

The theme of the previous Search the Scripture booklet was backsliding. For several Sundays, we listened to the signs of backsliding, the dangers of backsliding, the consequences of backsliding and how to come back into the fold if you have backslided. It was a time for everyone to reflect as it was made very clear by the bible study teachers that everyone has the potential and capability to backslide.

One of the key things stressed is that backsliding is a gradual process that begins daily. It manifests in our attitude, behaviour and character and if these warning signs are not addressed quickly, a christian may wander away from the fold.

In the final analysis, it was made known that repentance and coming back into the Kingdom is the only cure for backsliding. Our God is a merciful father who has promised to leave 99 sheep and go in search of 1 that was lost so that his fold can number 100.

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