Sunday, November 16, 2008

Can Sin Hinder Your Fellowship With God?

Latest GIGCast is up. Can sin hinder your fellowship with God? We take a look at who we are in Christ (the righteousness of God) and we also begin to look at the different perspectives of the three "characters" in the Luke 15 parable commonly known as "The Prodigal Son." In addition to the prodigal son, there are two other people in the story - the older son and the father. Which one of these people had the proper perspective of the whole situation? There's so much good news in the scriptures to dig into! We talk about how sin can truly affect our circumstances, and even our fellowship with one another as human beings - but does that mean it affects our fellowship with God?


  1. Joel
    How big are your podcasts? Our bandwidth here at home in South Africa is VERY limited and we are limited to 1Gig per month internet and download. I could get biger but the cost is huge. I would dearly love to sit and listen to sop many encourageng pods, but I am always afraid of running out of time.


  2. Lennart,

    That's a great question. Each program is 14 minutes long and only 2.4 MB. I've purposely made them into small files (24 kbps, 22050 Hz, mono) for the dual purpose of saving on bandwidth/download size for the listener, as well as saving room on my internet server. The short intro and outro music quality suffers a bit, but the main speaking parts sound fine.

  3. The Father's view of his sons NEVER changed; they were ALWAYS loved and accepted. They just had wrong perceptions of their relationship with Him. Sounds like the "church".

  4. Right on! The father RAN to his son, lovingly embracing him and throwing a party for him - which was totally the opposite reaction to what the son had imagined. The father also spoke to the older son, reminding him that both of them were his sons. The behavior of the sons had never changed the father's perspective of either son.

    And indeed, so much of the church has one of these two perceptions. Either, "I'm a worm, totally unworthy of my Father's love," or "I've performed well, and I deserve so much more than the others who waste their lives in prodigal living." Both are wrong! Love and grace is the only proper perspective of our Father!