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May 19, 2019: Party Favors from the Father

Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a humble parable about a family, a father, and his two sons. William Shakespeare called it the greatest short story ever told. It is an epic saga of revolt, rebellion, repentance, and compassionate reunion. The Parable

May 12, 2019: What Was the Father Thinking?

Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a humble parable about a family, a father, and his two sons. William Shakespeare called it the greatest short story ever told. It is an epic saga of revolt, rebellion, repentance, and compassionate reunion. The Parable

A Father’s Love

In his best-selling book, Disappointment with God, Philip Yancey writes that he went to visit his long-widowed mother one afternoon and the two spent hours looking through a box of old photos. Yancey says a certain picture of an eight-month-old baby

May 5, 2019: The Road to Ruin

Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a humble parable about a family, a father, and his two sons. William Shakespeare called it the greatest short story ever told. It is an epic saga of revolt, rebellion, repentance, and compassionate reunion. The Parable

What If You Were the Prodigal Son?

Retired seminary professor Fred B. Craddock was preaching on the parable of the prodigal son. After the service a man said to Craddock, “I really didn’t care much for that, frankly.”  Craddock asked, “Why?” The man said, “Well, I guess it’s

April 28, 2019: Get It While You Can

Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a humble parable about a family, a father, and his two sons. William Shakespeare called it the greatest short story ever told. It is an epic saga of revolt, rebellion, repentance, and compassionate reunion. The Parable

A Story of Homecoming

What a glorious Easter Sunday celebration we had at Asbury! Holy Week with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services made it all the more extraordinary! During my greeting and announcement time on Sunday, I shared a brief story with you

Easter – April 21, 2019: I Am the Resurrection and the Life

So much of our religious emphasis today focuses on feeling more fulfilled or improving our relationship with others. While these are important and have their place in our spiritual life, I want, in this Lenten sermon series, to place the