The Prodigal Son Story Revisited


prodigal decisions

Sunday August 1st: Prodigal Decisions

What difficult decision did you have to make recently? What decision was easy for you? What wise decision did you make recently and what decision to you think was an unwise one upon reflection?

We all have to make decisions. Every. Single. Day. From the simple to the complex. When to wake up, what to wear, what to have for dinner. Speak up, speak out, or stay silent. Stay or go.

How do we know we are making the right decision?
What happens if we make an unwise decision?

We are starting a new series where we will be looking at one of Jesus' parables over the next 3 weeks. We are Revisiting the Story of the Prodigal Son... and Father and Brother

Text: Luke 15:11-24

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Repentance formual

Sunday August 8th:  The Repentance Formula Re-checked

Why does God hate me? How can I make God happy with me again, love me again or accept me? 

Many non-Christians and some Christians too,  think  that Christians believe that if we sin, we can simply go to God in confession, and say sorry. It means the slate is wiped clean and God accepts us again. 

In this week’s look at the story traditionally knowns as the Prodigal Son we are going to re-check that repentance formula.

Text:  Luke 15:11-24

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My Post

Sunday August 15th:  But what if...

Changing our perspective, or how we learned things can sometimes cause us discomfort. But honestly, I think that is one of the things Jesus' messages were about:  Changing our perspective on how we see each other, and on how we see our relationship with God.

Do you allow yourself to question what you have always heard about a story from scripture and what it means? We are all invited to re-examine the way we look at things. 

This week we continue with looking at the story of the prodigal son, and the father and the brother in unexpected ways.

Text:  Luke 15:11-24 MSG

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Sunday August 22nd:  Bibliodrama

Bibliodrama is the re-enactment of biblical stories in a small group of (adult) participants.
Participants identify with  biblical characters and interact with each other. They are interviewed.

In the process, biblical stories come alive
It is a playful, spiritual, and dramatic approach to biblical stories.

Through it, we addresses the full range of human life experiences crises in families and among siblings; the joys and problems of communication between strangers, friends and foes, God and humans; ancient and contemporary dilemmas, such as justice and injustice, liberation and exile, love and betrayal, birth and death. In the process, biblical stories come alive.

This Sunday we have volunteers who will be using Bibliodrama to help us investigate this parable as we wrap up looking at this story.

Text:  Luke 15:11-24 MSG

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