Walking it Out: The Works of Jesus — Day 3

The Chi Alpha WMU Blog

If you didn’t get a chance to read Day 2’s devotional, do so now. It includes a talk given by Tim Keller on “The Parable of the Prodigal Son.” Reread this story in Luke 15:11-32.

Tim Keller also wrote a book called The Prodigal God in which he goes into further detail about the two brothers in the story. Here’s how he summarizes what the parable reveals about God through the character of the father:

“In this story the father represents the Heavenly Father Jesus knew so well. St. Paul writes: ‘God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses’ (2 Corinthians 5:19—American Standard Version). Jesus is showing us the God of Great Expenditure, who is nothing if not prodigal toward us, his children. God’s reckless grace is our greatest hope, a life-changing experience, and the subject of this book.”

Spend some time this week noticing areas…

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