Thank you to those who participated with us in discussion last Sunday evening on Luke 16:1-15. It was a rich time together as we wrestled with this story which is so often mysterious. We observed together in the text that God calls us to make a choice - none of us can serve two masters. If money is in the first place in our lives, then God cannot be! In the story which Jesus told to his disciples the shrewd manager chooses to place relationships over money. The Pharisees, who come into the picture at the end of the text (v14-15), love money more than relationships. The lesson we came away with is that we need to be very careful not to allow money or any other 'idol' to take the first place in our lives. Sometimes even good things, like family or friends, can become idols to us if they take the very first place i. From your perspective what are the most common 'idols' which tend to take the top place in our lives these days?? We'd love to hear your comments in response to this question!
This Sunday evening, February 17th, we engage discussion on a story which has been much discussed down through the years - the Story of the Shrewd Manager! Found in Luke 16:1-15, it is a story which seems mystifying at first. Is Jesus really saying what He seems to be saying?? Come along and join with us as we seek to prayerfully consider the context and seek to hear carefully what lesson Jesus is really getting across through this story! 5pm to 6:30pm Sunday night - don't miss it!
To those of you who were there last Sunday evening, thank you for your responsiveness in the discussions! We learned much together as we reflected on the actions of each of the 3 characters in the story (younger son, father, older son) and then later as we contemplated Rembrandt's interpretation of the story in his painting. What else do we learn about the Father heart of God and about Jesus through this story?! We'd love to hear your thoughts
There is SO much to learn from this 3-part story told by Jesus in Luke 15. This week we focus on the most well-known of the stories, sometimes known as 'The Prodigal Son', sometimes also called 'The Story of Two Lost Sons'. Come and join in! We worship in music together, read the Word together and have time for discussion at table groups. Then stay for tea, coffee and great fellowship. YOU are welcome!
What else do we learn about Jesus from the 3 part story in Luke 15? Please add your comments and continue the discussion!
This Sunday, we will discuss the story (in three parts) in Luke 15 that Jesus tells to people grumbling about why Jesus “welcomes sinners” and “eats with them.” There is so much in this story that shows just how important EVERY PERSON is to God, just how much Jesus SEEKS ONE so that person might FIND God, and just how much God demonstrates his SUFFERING LOVE for each of us. Hope you can come!!!