Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
“And he said to him, ‘Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’” (Luke 15:31-32)
These verses are part of the Scripture passage we will be looking together at for this Sunday's worship service. The words spoken by Jesus here are part of what is commonly referred to as the "Parable of the Prodigal Son", and are the words of the father to his eldest son in that parable. Though not the focus of the verses, I am reminded as I think of the recent passing of Mrs. Uyeji and Bob Schindler, that as those who were once spiritually dead and have begun to live in Christ, and were lost and have been found, they are now enjoying always being together with God. Such is our hope through the resurrection of Christ Jesus because of God's great love for us!