Sunday AMFebruary 8, 2009
Luke 15:11-24Tags: Jamie Rasmussen, Luke, Search and Rescue, Sunday AM
In this section of Luke 15, we are confronted with a clarion call from Jesus to experience the rescue efforts by volitionally identifying with one of two primary characters in this story—while at the same time avoiding becoming like the third character. As we shall see, Jesus will challenge us to either identify with a “lost son” and make the decision to “come home” to God; OR to identify with the “waiting father” and make the decision to be about gracefully welcoming lost son’s home. All the while, we must guard our hearts and minds from choosing to become like an “older brother” who is angry and judgmental about the younger son coming home and thus also distant from the father.