Prodigal Problems

Prodigal Problems 3/6/16 Joshua 5:9-12; Luke 15:11b-32 There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ The Parable of the Prodigal Son is a story about an inheritance. There are many elements to the parable,…

The Meaning of Life and Death

The Meaning of Life and Death 2/28/16 Isaiah 55:1-9; Luke 13:1-9 Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Without money and without price – free and priceless at the same time. Water and food,…

Darkness and Depression

Darkness and Depression 2/21/16 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Luke 9:31-35 Abram, soon to be called Abraham, had been worried. He had been worried because God had made promises to him, promises that Abram would be blessed. What had God promised? Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I…

The Love of Money and Other Idols

The Love of Money and Other Idols 2/14/16 Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Jesus full of the Holy Spirit crossed from the river into the wilderness between…

The Changing Face of Religion

The Changing Face of Religion February 7, 2016 Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36 Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. Moses has…