A Message for All

The Parables of Jesus in Luke's Gospel

The Parables of Jesus in Luke's GospelJesus told parables to help his audience imagine a reality other than the one that they took to be normative and to respond to it by having a change of heart and seeking a closer relationship with God. That reality is the Kingdom of Heaven. As children perhaps our early lessons on the parables led us to think of them as little morality stories, the lesson of which is "be good and you will be rewarded." Now it is time for us to hear the good news of the parables, the message of God's extravagant grace.

We are invited into the topsy turvy reality of the kingdom in which those who serve and are treated as lowly or shameful or insignificant by the world are blessed and valued by God. We are shown a world in which the categories of neighbour and enemy or family member and outcast become meaningless, a world in which it is possible to imitate God and share abundance rather than hoard what the world deems valuable. 

Phil Jenkins

All services in this series:

Start Date Title Location
May 04, 2014 11:15 AM How the Kingdom Comes Highfields Cathays
May 11, 2014 09:30 AM Excuses, Excuses Highfields Cathays
May 11, 2014 10:00 AM How the Kingdom Comes Highfields Pontprennau
May 11, 2014 11:15 AM Excuses, Excuses Highfields Cathays
May 18, 2014 10:00 AM Excuses, Excuses Highfields Pontprennau
May 25, 2014 09:30 AM Lost and Found Highfields Cathays
May 25, 2014 10:00 AM The Hardest Saying of Jesus Highfields Pontprennau
May 25, 2014 11:15 AM Lost and Found Highfields Cathays
Jun 01, 2014 09:30 AM The Greatest Story Jesus Told Highfields Cathays
Jun 01, 2014 10:00 AM Lost and Found Highfields Pontprennau
Jun 01, 2014 11:15 AM The Greatest Story Jesus Told Highfields Cathays
Jun 08, 2014 09:30 AM Managing your money Highfields Cathays
Jun 08, 2014 10:00 AM The Greatest Story Jesus Told Highfields Pontprennau
Jun 08, 2014 11:15 AM Managing your money Highfields Cathays
Jun 15, 2014 09:30 AM Rags and Riches Highfields Cathays
Jun 15, 2014 10:00 AM Managing your Money Highfields Pontprennau
Jun 15, 2014 11:15 AM Rags and Riches Highfields Cathays
Jun 22, 2014 09:30 AM Prayers God Hears Highfields Cathays
Jun 22, 2014 10:00 AM Rags and Riches Highfields Pontprennau
Jun 22, 2014 11:15 AM Prayers God Hears Highfields Cathays

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Preparing for God

Preparing for GodOn Sunday evenings we are looking at the book of Amos. The message of this book is basically to declare the impartiality of God. God plays no favorites. He makes no allowances for one person that he will not make for others as well. There is no such thing as being God's fair-haired boy. 

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