Posts tagged Stories Jesus Told... And What They Meant
'The Story About Opposition - The Way The World Works' by Mal Calladine - September 29th 2019

What should we do when we run into difficulty and opposition? In this talk, Mal Calladine looks at Jesus' story which showed this as weeds growing among wheat, and offers three helpful questions: Where in our lives do we identify difficulty and opposition? Where should we wait and observe with "studied neglect" so we don't harm the good in the situation? And what do we need to do to overcome opposition?

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'The Story About Service' by Owen Lynch - September 22nd 2019

How much do you feel like a servant, and would you like to be one? In this talk, Owen Lynch shares what Jesus told his followers about what to expect as servants. This might not sound like what we aspire to be, but what if our desire to serve grows as our love for people grows? Could Jesus' love and service for us help us to follow as God fills us increasingly with the ability to love?

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'The Story of the Persistent Widow' by Christian Cunningham - September 8th 2019

What can happen when we persist in seeking something good? In this talk, Christian Cunningham looks at why we pray, what we expect to happen, and how God answers prayer. While we don't get to control God by asking for things, we can grow to trust God as we commit to seeking and finding the goodness he wants us to have.

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'The Story of the Prodigal Son' by Sarah Dowdeswell - August 25th 2019

What happens when we push away someone who loves us? In this talk, Sarah Dowdeswell looks at the story of a man who became lost, physically and emotionally, but returned to the family he had wronged. Maybe we can relate to his brother's reaction, but can we believe what his father did? Could we even believe that this story is about us?

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