Ken Green - March 6, 2016

Unparalleled Generosity

Jesus knew how to tell a great story to paint the picture of how God receives broken people, and His parable of “The Prodigal Son” ranks as one of the best. Prodigal means: recklessly extravagant. With that definition, we can also consider this the parable of the “Prodigal Father,” who is so lavish with his welcome, his love, and his gifts for this lost son of his, all given without thought of risk or return on investment. A Steward’s Reflection: How has God demonstrated His recklessly extravagant love for me? What will be my response? How would I withhold anything from the One who gave up His very own Son for me?

Scripture References: Luke 15:1-3

From Series: "Walking with Jesus"

This prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship strikes a resonant chord with those who walk with Jesus: Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Walking with Jesus makes all of life an adventure, and the best part of it is that we get to walk with the One who is the Son of God. Stewardship Emphasis: As a part of our Lenten journey, we also consider in very practical ways how God has set us apart and called us to manage all of life for the sake of the Kingdom. It causes us to reflect: What am I experiencing as I walk with Jesus? And how is He leading me for the sake of the Kingdom of God?

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