Conversation 7: Love In Action
August 11, 2019 • Pastor Dwight Smith
Conversation 7 Love in Action, is about the implications for us from the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Dwight said there is an “interdependence” that God placed in our hearts and we need Him and we need each other. The key though is our attitudes and biases that may get in the way of what He has intended for us and for others. How do you break from from this? Listen to Sunday conversation seven, Love in Action.
Conversation 6: That's Not Fair!
August 4, 2019 • Rev. Monty C. Wright
That's Not Fair! is the Sunday conversation for August fourth. The parables of Jesus were meant to challenge the crowd, and this one is one of the most controversial because it confronts us with our definitions of fairness and generosity that we so easily highjack. The main character of the story is a generous landowner that wants everyone to participate in his harvest and treats them in a way that he wants them to become. To hear more about what this means for us, listen to conversation 6, That's Not Fair!
Conversation 4: Realities Of The Afterlife
July 21, 2019 • Joe Barth
Realities of the Afterlife is about the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. It seems like we all gravitate to stories about the afterlife, and we can see this in a number of TV shows and recent movies. Pastor Joe asked the question, what would the dead man in this story want his family to know after he had passed? This is a convicting question, but one that gets to the heart of the question Jesus was discussing in this story. To hear more about the answers God has provided for us, listen to conversation four, Realities of the Afterlife.
Conversation 3: Hidden Treasure
July 14, 2019 • Dan Litzenberg
Hidden Treasure is the third Sunday conversation about the parables of Jesus. The first two parables discussed in this message prompts the question, is there something when discovered that I would sell everything I own to obtain it? Jesus says the kingdom of heaven is like this and it reflects the nature of the Creator who will set things in order as He intended. The key do we understand the value of the hidden treasure that He has in store for us? To hear more, listen to conversation three, Hidden Treasure.
Conversation 2: The Lost Boys
July 7, 2019 • Rev. Monty C. Wright
The Sunday conversation of the “Lost Boys” is the parable about the prodigal sons. This parable disrupts the idea of transactional wisdom based on our merit or ability to earn it. Instead it focuses on the “scandalous grace” that reframes our image of God and our understanding of belonging. God desires that we know this life changing belonging that He generously offers, and to hear more, listen to The Lost Boys.
Conversation 1: Super-Size, the Parable of the Mustard Seed
June 23, 2019 • Rev. Marty Benedict
Super-Size is about the parable of the Mustard Seed, which explains how the Kingdom of God starts similarly small yet grows exponentially. Because of this, God uses His kingdom to shelter us in three ways that speaks as loudly today as it did 2000 years ago. To hear more about the shelter God desires for you, listen to Super-Size, the Parable of the Mustard Seed.