The Parable of Two Lost Sons

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One thing has struck me most about the story of the two sons in Luke 15:11-31 is the one thing they had in common. The younger brother didn’t want the father – he wanted the father’s things. However, the elder brother – the obedient one, the reliable and loyal one – turns out he didn’t […]

Why were tax collectors and sinners drawn to Jesus?

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During our series on “The Prodigal (extravagant) God”, we are spending our time in Luke 15 comparing Jesus’ story of the actions and reactions of the conscience-stricken younger son and his self-righteous elder brother. Jesus was drawing larger and larger crowds who listened eagerly to his teaching. Luke tells us the growing crowd often consisted […]

The Parable of Two Lost Brothers

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Someone once asked the great American story teller, Mark Twain, who he thought was the best storyteller who ever lived. He answered, ‘Jesus Christ’. “What was the greatest story Jesus told?”. He replied, “The story of the ‘Prodigal Son’”. For centuries, that is the name given to Jesus’ story in Luke 15:11-31 but it is […]

A Gardener or a Nobleman?

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Once upon a time there was a gardener who grew an enormous carrot. He took it to his king and said, ‘My lord, this is the greatest carrot I’ve ever grown or ever will grow; therefore, I want to present it to you as a token of my love and respect for you’. The king […]

R.I.P — O’Christmas Tree

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Real or artificial, big or small, quirky or traditional, a home, office or shop is not complete at Christmas time unless there is a Christmas tree. Not only do they bring joy, but they bring a festive spirit to the place, with the coloured baubles, beautiful twinkling lights and mysterious presents placed underneath waiting to […]