Notes from our Preacher
The story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 shows us that the son was sure life out there would be better away from the confines of his father's rules. He had to learn the hard way that true freedom has distinct boundaries. To overstep divinely appointed boundaries only brings bondage.
Biblical principles are timeless and unchangable. Man today is determined to make his own standard. The principles of marriage and appropriate gender boundaries and roles are being tested on every side. Yet God will not be mocked. Critics and unbelievers can twist and mock the Bible, but that very Book will judge them someday.
God is merciful. He provides a way back to Himself. After the lost son came to his senses, he was shown in his heart what he needed to do, it is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance. If we have the desire God always allows us to come home.
If you have been or are at this moment separated from God by your iniquities, and your sins. God wants you to come home, just as the Father in the story of the prodigal son. When the son finally returend home the scriptures say the Father saw him while he was a great way's off. And he didn't wait for the son to get there he ran to meet him. He threw his arms around him and kissed him and welcomed him home. That's exactly how God is when a wondering sinner repents and comes home. He's out there to welcome us with open arms, and forgives us when we ask him to.
Are you out there in the world full of sin, lost and alone? Come back to God today be like the prodigal son and come home..... Think about it!
We would love to have you come join us at the services of the Poplar Log Congregation each and ever Lords Day. We are located on Hwy 63 in Barren County in the Freedom Community, about half way between Glasgow and Tompkinsville. Our services start at 10:am for bible study and 11:am for the morning service and at 6:pm for the evening service. We look forward to seeing you.