The Way Home

Dear Prodigals,

Luke Chapter 15 is a “lost passage” of scripture. First there are one hundred sheep, then ten coins, and finally two sons. In each case there is one that gets lost and the lost becomes the focal point of the story.

On Sunday we will discuss the story of the two sons. One stays home and helps his father, the other asks for his inheritance early and hits the road to the Las Vegas of his day. The plot of the story becomes how each can find their way home. The famous preacher G.K.Chesterton said, “There are two ways to get home. One is to go away and come back, the other is never to leave.”

There is a push and pull inside us, conflict between wanting to go and resenting that we stayed. The story of the two sons says that there is also a push and pull outside us—God. It is the Father who waits for one to come home and the other to come and party. The story begins and ends with the Father.

This Sunday I will preaching with our brother Rodney Jackson. Rodney is the former leader of the Bloods gang in the Denver metro area. His perspective on what it means to be a “lost brother “ pulled by the love of the Father, will offer a unique perspective into God’s Grace.

Prayers: For the elimination of violent gang activity, the political process in the United States, those who are hungry, those who desire to come home to their Heavenly Father.

Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen


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