My Story with Rebellion

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Our Stories - Luke 15: My Story of Rebellion (and Redemption) We all have a story to tell but sometimes it's not “fun” to rehearse some of the events of our lives that we would rather forget. I was sharing this angst about drumming up my sordid past for this weekend's message with a friend who replied with a smirk: “Ah, but the truth shall set you free, Jerry; but first it will make you mad!” He was right—there are uncomfortable things I wish I could change and forget. But I can't. Neither can you. But one thing we are learning in this summer series is—we are healed by our stories. And there is a freedom that comes when we become vulnerable and honestly share our experiences—good or bad—especially if they help someone else. So perhaps, through good timing, luck, coincidence or even grace, my story of three decades worth of living in rebellion and estrangement from God before “coming home” might help bring some clarity, freedom and hope to your own story or someone else's that you love. Jerry has been a pastor at Foothills for the past 11 years. He's a PK (pastor's kid) who grew up throughout Saskatchewan and has lived in Calgary with his wife Karen and (now adult) daughters Kate & Sophia since 2007.

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