Faith Community Anglican Church Strathpine

Address

St Faith's Church
1 Sutherland Drive
, Strathpine, 4500.


Phone

07 3881 2090


Email

secretary at faithcommunity com au

 

 

Sermon Notes - Jesus’ Parable of Two Sons and a Remarkable Dad

Theme: Jesus’ Parable of Two Sons and a Remarkable Dad!

 

Key Preaching Verse

Luke 15.32:  Jesus concluded His parable, “But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”

 

Focus Questions

  • I don’t know about you but I can identify with the failings and sins of both the younger and older brothers in today’s Gospel reading from St Luke.  Unfortunately I have not always fully identified with the generous love and forgiveness of this remarkable Dad!  What about you, are you a work in progress?  Is there room for improvement?  If so, is repentance of sin an important part of your spiritual growth?
  • Does this parable encourage you to repent of your sins and through God’s love and forgiveness live into ever deepening levels of Christian conversion?
  • Like the remarkable Dad in today’s Gospel Parable, who are you and I called to welcome home?  Who do you need to love and forgive?
  • What might our Christian community be like if we would follow the example of this remarkable Dad and welcome those whom society counts as lost?  Are we in Faith Community good or bad or somewhere in between in welcoming the lost into our Church?
  • At our Prayer and Praise Service last Sunday night Bronwyn talked about the difference between Justification and Sanctification!  I was asked after the service this question:  If we Christians are justified before God why do we continually need to repent?  What is your answer to this question?

Take Home Challenge:

 

  • Our Churches are full of people who for one reason or another don’t realise just how much their remarkable Dad loves them and is willing to forgive them! 
  • What is the antidote to this problem?
  • What should we be doing as a Christian community to welcome home strangers?  (Particularly those who have been marginalised and hurt by society!)