Belong: We Are God’s Family

 
This is the story for our new series “Belong: We are God’s Family!” It is classically called “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” but I personally title it, “The Parable of the Father’s Love for His Family.” It is the third of three parables given to us by Jesus with a searching theme—the Lost Sheep in 15:1-7, the Lost Coin in 15:8-10, and the Lost Son in 15:11-32.  When Emily Hurst and I were talking about this, she said, “I wonder if, for Jesus, it was like those moments a teacher has where they explain a concept one way, look out to a sea of blank faces, and dig deep to find another way to explain it until they begin to see the ‘lightbulb’ effect.” That is a great way to think about why a Master Teacher would use three parables in a row. That would make this one, the third of the three, very striking and important. Jesus sets up a pattern on purpose!
 

BELONG  (Week 1)
Title:  The Big Story of Belonging!
Key Verses: Luke 15:11-32
Speaker: Jerry Ingalls
Date: Mar 3, 2019

BELONG (Week 2)
Title:  The Heart Condition of the Younger Son
Key Verses: Luke 15:11-32
Speaker: Jerry Ingalls
Date: Mar 10, 2019

BELONG (Week 3)  Next Gen Service
Title: Teaching the Next Generations
Key Verses: Luke 15:11-32 & John 21:15-17
Speaker:  Natalie Werking
Date: Mar 17, 2019

BELONG   (Week 4)
Title: The Condition of the Older Son
Key Verses: Luke 15:11-32
Speaker: Jerry Ingalls
Date: Mar 24, 2019
 
 

BELONG   (Week 5)
Title: The Father’s Heart!
Key Verses: Luke 15:11-32
Speaker: Jerry Ingalls
Date: Mar 31, 2019

BELONG   (Week 6)
Title: Finding ‘the Way’ Home to God’s Family!
Key Verses:  Luke 15:11-32
Speaker: Jerry Ingalls
Date: Apr 7, 2019

BELONG   (Week 7)
Title: The Father’s Invitation!
Key Verses:  Luke 15:11-32
Speaker: Jerry Ingalls
Date: Mar 14, 2019

BELONG   (Week 8)
Title: Jesus, the True Elder Son!
Key Verses: Luke 15:11-32
Speaker: Jerry Ingalls
Date: Mar 21, 2019
 
 
 

Alternate Sermon Bumpers

There are eight Sermon Bumpers for this series.  Each one is a reading of the story of the Prodigal Son, but by different members of our church.  The last one, “Read by the Family of God”, is a collage of all of them reading different parts.
 

BELONG 
Alternate Sermon Bumper (Week 2)
Date: Mar 10, 2019

BELONG 
Alternate Sermon Bumper (Week 3)
Date: Mar 17, 2019
 

BELONG 
Alternate Sermon Bumper (Week 4)
Date: Mar 24, 2019

BELONG 
Alternate Sermon Bumper (Week 5)
Date: Mar 31, 2019

BELONG 
Alternate Sermon Bumper (Week 6)
Date: Apr 7, 2019
 

BELONG 
Alternate Sermon Bumper (Week 7)
Date: Apr 14, 2019

BELONG 
Alternate Sermon Bumper (Week 8)
Date: Mar 31, 2019

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