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Saturday Worship || 5:00pm 

Sunday Worship || 8:05am, 9:30am & 11:00am

Office Hours || M-F 9:00am-4:00pm

For further thought and discussion:

  1. What was your relationship with your father like? What were the things your father did well? In what areas did your father fall short? 
  2. Read Luke 15:11-12. Why is the father able to respond to his son this way? What must true of him to receive such wounds and respond in love? 
  3. Read Luke 15:20-24 and Luke 15:28-32. Compare and contrast the response of the father to each of his sons. What does the comparison tell you.  
  4. Tim Keller argues that the true prodigal of Jesus’ story is the father. How is the father wasteful? Why is this wastefulness, not a waste?  
  5. The appropriate destiny of all sons to grow up to become fathers. How do we live with the father in such a way that we can also show his wasteful love to others?
  6. What is one thing you could do that would be a costly and “wasteful” way to show the love of the father to someone?

For further reading:

  • The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen
  • The Cross and the Prodigal: Luke 15 Through the Eyes of Middle Eastern Peasants by Kenneth Bailey
  • The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller 

Song Order:

  • Wake by Joel Davies, Hannah Hobbs, and Alexander Pappas
  • Sons and Daughters by Brett Stanfill
  • It Is Well by Horatio Gates Spafford, Kristene DiMarco, and Philip Paul Bliss


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The Father Mike Hipsley 3/11/18
The Older Son Mike Hipsley 3/04/18
The Younger Son Mike Hipsley 2/25/18