Lent to Easter 2016 (4 of 7) / by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Living Ink: Learning to Live in God's Story
Sermon Title:  From Brokenness to Beauty (4 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Psalm 51:1-17; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Lent is a 40-day season when the church commemorates the time Jesus spent in solitude, in silence, and fasting in the wilderness. Jesus prepared himself in the wilderness for what the Father had for him in his life and ministry. In this season of wandering and preparation, we are invited to make room for God’s Spirit as we allow him to become the source of our strength and the Lord of our lives. In our Living Ink worship series, we will discover through the Scriptures that God is the Author of a grand narrative—a tale that encompasses all our struggles, pain, joys, and victories. This Author calls us to co-authorship, using our very lives to continue the Kingdom mission and vision of Jesus in a world poised for resurrection.

So what if we have grieved the Spirit by running away from God’s will for us, ending up in a pit of sin and despair? Is our brokenness ever too much for God? In the story of the prodigal son, we see that the Father is ready to welcome us home with open arms and redeem us.  In From Brokenness to Beauty (4 of 7), pastor David shows us how Christ revealed the prodigal’s father to be the God who runs after his wayward ones.  Listen to David and view the slides here.