Recently, in a group setting, the question was asked, what does communion mean to you?? I actually gave an answer, part of which included the statement “it is the center of Christian worship.” Which I believe to be true, we’ve been going through the Gospel of Luke, and it seems as though every […]Read More Taken, blessed, broken, given.
So, we’ve been looking at the parable of the Prodigal Son for the past few messages. I have a question to ask, not just about this parable but Jesus ministry in general. That question is this – What is Jesus doing? What’s he doing in his table practice, excessive hospitality, his parables, his […]Read More Come to the Party. Please.
More on the Prodigal Son… It’s very easy to reduce the parable of the Prodigal Son to a two act play, but it’s a three act play, and the third act is the most important. The first two acts, the Prodigal Son and the Compassionate Father, are really just setting up the real point Jesus […]Read More Welcome Home
Good morning and Happy Monday! Back to the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Starting with Act 1 of the three act play that is Jesus’s parable, focused on the Prodigal Son himself. And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, […]Read More The Prodigal Father
The parable of the Prodigal Son. The greatest, most famous parable Jesus ever told. It’s the gospel within the gospel. This is going to take a while, so I will probably be in the story for at least a week. At least it’s a story we all seem to like, amen! This story still […]Read More Indiscriminate and Irresponsible
I’ve been working on this since Monday, guess I’m slowing down in my old age. This may be something of a counterpoint to the point I made last time, about blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Or, at least part of a solution, a cure, to the unholy lives we lead while claiming to have the […]Read More An Easy Yoke?
Just had a random thought enter my mind during my prayer time this morning. I’ve never thought about this before, and this thought line may be totally undeveloped for now, but I’m going to throw it out there anyway. Just had a thought about this particular verse of scripture – Truly, I say to you, […]Read More Chills
My first message this week, and it is still Easter week, so… Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.” Psalms 16:9-10 ESV Psalm 16 is one of the Old Testament texts […]Read More What Happened To You???