You’ve seen it way too often: someone makes a faith commitment and it doesn’t last.
That doesn’t usually surprise us.
What does surprise us is the guy who walks away from Christ after decades of following him.
Or the gal who grew up taking in all the best the church and her family had to offer but left it all when she started living on her own.
In this week’s text, Jesus explains the conditions necessary for a lasting faith (i.e., a genuine, saving faith)—a faith that’s lasting and vibrant.
Parents, this will be an important one for your teens to hear.
Actually, it will be an important one for all of us to hear.