Ever lose anything…like something pretty important? What was it? How did you feel, what did you do? If you found it again, what emotions did you experience?
I lost my dog Shadow once…but I’ll tell that story on Sunday.
Jesus goes toe to toe with Pharisee lame-ness in our passage this Sunday, Luke 15:1-10.
The story opens with Pharisees grumbling because Jesus is hanging out with the wrong crowd, yet again. They specifically are upset because Jesus is eating with decidedly non-spiritually minded people. What’s the big deal with that, do you suppose?
To answer, Jesus responds the best way he does, with four different parables (not three, as Eugene Peterson points out in his book “Tell it Slant”) about lost-ness. He talks about a lost sheep, lost coin and two lost sons. We’ll only look at the first two this Sunday.
I love these stories. What are your thoughts on what Jesus is conveying about the nature of the Kingdom of God advancing in this world? What does this reveal about God’s heart toward humanity…and what does this reveal about humanity…about YOU? Read v5 and close your eyes and imagine the scene…what does it evoke in you emotionally?
Man…I love this section. Hope you can make it this Sunday. Surf n Grill is this Sunday too!!! Come hang out at St. Andrew’s St Park and we’ll eat and enjoy the beach and baptize a few folks who are “found”…and let’s get stoked! We still need people to hang late and help clean up…so pray about serving Christ this way! See you then!
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