How do we measure success as churches? Generally, we measure success the same way the rest of our society does: How many people show up? How big is your budget? How does your facility look? I've heard it refurred to as "bodies, bucks, and buildings." But is that how God measures success?
The story of the Prodigal Son is a wonderful reminder that God doesn't measure success the same way we do. God doesn't measure our accomplishments or outcomes. What matters to God is simply the reality that we belong to him. God would say to me, "Markus, the only thing that matters is the fact that you are my beloved. On you may favor rests.
In this episode, Markus discusses the voice of the "the distant country" that tells us we need to prove ourselves, and the voice of the Father who says simply, "You are my beloved."
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