The Prodigal God – Finding Your Place at the Table
Starting the first week of February, small groups will have the opportunity to study “The Prodigal God – Finding Your Place at the Table.” It is a six week study by Pastor Timothy Keller. In “The Prodigal God”, Keller uses the story of the prodigal son to shine a light on the central, beautiful message of Jesus: the gospel of grace, hope and salvation. Keller argues that the parable of the prodigal son, while Jesus’ best-known parable, is also his least understood. He introduces the reader to all the characters in this timeless story, showing that it concerns not just a wayward son, but also a judgmental older brother and, most importantly, a loving father. This short but powerful book is a reminder to the faithful, an explanation to the seeker, and finally an invitation to all – both older and younger brothers – to enter in to the ‘unique, radical nature of the gospel’: the reckless, spendthrift love of God. There will be many opportunities to join a small group to discuss this wonderful book. Copies of the book will be for sale at the front desk soon. This small group study follows the Lenten theme for this year which will include short monologues from each character in the Prodigal Son parable. During January there will be a sign-up for anyone interested in this study which begins the week of February 5.