Series The Father's Heart

Between the “prodigal” son and his resentful older brother, we find in Luke 15 much to challenge us. We also find legitimate reasons to examine our own hearts and the motives that drive us. But, what if there is a bigger story in the parable of the prodigal? And what of that bigger story is also a better story—the story of the heart of a Father who loves us in spite of ourselves? This week, the DTW team explores this famous parable, and finds in it a portrait of the heart of our heavenly Father and the depth of His love for us.

Dates August 22-26, 2016
# of Programs 5
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder
Text Luke 15
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Part 1 - 08/22/16

Mission Possible

“Good morning listener, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to win the lost!” Today on Discover the Word, join us as they talk about “Mission Possible,”  a “seek and save” rescue mission driven by a Father’s heart for the lost. Join the group for a fresh spin on Jesus’s most familiar parable—the prodigal son. That’s today on Discover the Word.

Part 2 - 08/23/16

Context is king

Context is king—that’s one of the guiding Bible study principles of the Discover the Word group. And today on Discover the Word, we will discuss the need to understand the story of the prodigal son in the times in which it was written and to whom it was written. Why the context holds the key to really understanding this familiar story, today on Discover the Word!

Part 3 - 08/24/16

A father’s love for his son

What does forgiveness look like to you? Next time on Discover the Word, the group will continue to look at the story of the prodigal son. It’s a parable retold in thousands of sermons, of a father’s love for his son and the forgiveness he extends. But is it just a story, one that we wish was true? Be part of the conversation, today on Discover the Word!

Part 4 - 08/25/16

A wasted inheritance

“It’s not fair!” It’s not just whiny little kids who say that, because we all want justice. Today on Discover the Word, we will continue to discuss the parable of the prodigal son. We know about the runaway son who wasted his inheritance. But the older brother was wasting an inheritance too . . . his relationship with his father! Join us today on Discover the Word!

Part 5 - 08/26/16

A Father’s heart

Luke 15 and Jesus’s parable about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son—they all make the point that our heavenly Father’s heart is a heart that “seeks and saves” the lost. And whether we think we’re the best of the best or the worst of the worst, we have a pursuing Father who comes after us, saying, “Let Me take you home.” Listen today on Discover the Word!

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