I got a speed ticket this summer in Upstate New York while traveling to a retreat center. This is a reflection on the incident based on Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal Manager recorded in Luke 16:1-13, a Lectionary passage of the week.
Jesus hears another complaint from some Pharisees Jesus welcomed tax collectors and sinners and ate with them Would have made him ritually unclean The younger son asked for his share of the inheritance early (which was acceptable). But He took his inheritance and squandered it on various pleasures. NIV…
If you pay attention to the details of this story and ponder it seriously, you will disagree with its traditional title being “the Prodigal Son” because this story is about “the Prodigal Father,” a father who is so extravagant with his love and grace. If you focus on the son, you miss a more profound side of the story.
So far during this series we have looked at that it takes a good set of blueprints to build a great bridge and it takes the right tools. And today the next step in the process is sometimes it takes rebuilding. Sometimes in order to bridge the gap and mend relationships you have to start a rebuilding…
Jason Stuart Percy • Refuge TLH • Sermon • • 25 views • 51:03
God is a Great King. He is a good Father. He is more patient and kind than we have imagined Him to be. There is great joy in His Kingdom when even one sinner repents; when we change our mind and lay our trust in Him, alone. May we walk humbly considering ourselves and the gift of salvation to those who believe. God, keep us from arrogant, prideful attitudes of self-righteousness. LORD, you are all in all among those who believe You. Teach us to trust you more. Shared by Jason Stuart Percy on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Refuge Christian Fellowship in Tallahassee, FL.
Ross Knight • Sermon • • 18 views
There are all sorts of things I expected to say at the beginning of this message, but I felt God wanted me to share something a little bit different to start out this morning. What a past week it has been. I like so many of you was sickened at the video that came to light of the treatment of African…
Pastor David Joshua Finklea • Sermon • • 3 views
Passage: Luke 15:32 Main Idea: When we are aware of how good a Father God is, we celebrate! Message Goal : Rejoice and have joy over your own salvation and the salvation of others. Introduction: The Dichotomy of the Sinner and the Righteous The critical part of Luke 15 is the found in the first two verses…
Israel Perdonsin • Sermon • • 7 views
The Shipwreck All Aboard The Shipwreck Acts 27 29/08/21 Intro 13 When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down from the island. 15 The ship…
RCL Year C
Rev. Brian Weinberger • Sermon • • 8 views
I want to do a poll by a raise of hands. I want you to think about who this parable is most about. Is it about the younger son, the father, or the elder son? So take a moment to think. How many people think it’s about the younger son? And how many about the father? Now how many think it’s about the elder…
Coming Home to the Father
Kelly Haemmerle • Amboy Friends Church • Sermon • • 5 views • 23:25
Kelly shared with us today the story of the Prodigal Son. The father was waiting with wide open arms for his lost son to come home. The Father does the same with us. God is always home. He always leaves the light on for us! Is our home a place where God would like to visit? Are we serving and showing the fruit of the Spirit?