The Evening Service presents “The Prodigal God” — a five-week series based on the book “The Prodigal God” by New York Times bestselling author, Timothy Keller. It explores the radical prodigal love of God as described by Jesus in the parable of the prodigal son recorded in Luke 15.
Luke 15 begins with the religious leaders noticing something — that Jesus seems to attract and befriend “tax collectors and sinners,” moral outcasts of respectable society. We read in verse 2 that they “mutter” to one another about this. We can almost imagine them saying: “He welcomes sinners! This kind of person never comes to our meetings. This must be because he is telling them what they want to hear. He is not calling them to repent or change.”
In response, Jesus tells them three parables. By listening carefully to all three parables, and especially to the last one, traditionally called The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus challenges his listeners’ fundamental assumptions about God, sin, and salvation. He gives them an entirely new way of thinking about God, themselves, and the whole world.
The Evening Service is an ordinary Christian worship service that is simple and accessible. No frills, no fuss, and no trendy brand name. We’re not aiming to be the next hippest thing, but rather to provide a meaningful environment where you can come with your questions about life and faith. Each service will consist of a short time of music and a 30-minute sermon, followed by a time of Q&A where you can ask anything you want related to the topics discussed.
Come along, listen, share your opinions and ask your questions.
Sunday Evenings, 6:30pm. Starts 5 March and runs for 5 weeks.