Tag Archives: Parables

A Word about Living Again

The story of the prodigal son—and his older brother—tells us of two ways that we can be dead while still living. And it points away to the One who was dead but is alive again, whom we celebrate on this … Continue reading

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A Word about Fruitfulness

The age in which we live is obsessed with data. Statisticians have created elegant formulae to analyze everything from the economy to sports. So it is only natural for believers to carry that same thinking into the church. Are there … Continue reading

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A Word about Prayer

This parable tells a story of need. That’s fitting, since the disciples have just asked Jesus, “Teach us to pray.” They sensed their need—not just for inadequacies generally, but even for the inadequacies of their praying—and Jesus met them where … Continue reading

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A Word about Fruitfulness

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the title character stumbles upon a fascinating object, the Mirror of Erised. Professor Dumbledore informs him that it tells neither the present, nor the future, nor the past. Instead it reveals “the deepest, … Continue reading

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This Weekend at First (1/27/17)

Here’s a preview of what’s ahead for our church family this weekend. Name Tags During the month of January, you’ll notice tables set up around the building where you can fill out a name tag to wear during the service. … Continue reading

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