The Lord of the Rings. A Tale of Two Cities. Star Wars. Our culture knows the power of a good story. Stories have a unique ability to capture our attention. More than that, they have a way of capturing our hearts. They can entertain us. They can teach us. They can even mess with our emotions. A good story lingers long after the tale has been finished.
The Good Samaritan. The Rich Man and Lazarus. The Prodigal Son. Jesus, too, knew the power of a good story. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus told dozens of short stories, commonly referred to as parables. Though they were told thousands of years ago, they remain some of the most powerful and memorable stories known to man. In these stories, Jesus gave us a glimpse of ultimate reality. The parables teach us not only about who we are, but also about who God is.
From July 30th through September 3rd, we'll be on a journey through the parables recorded in the Gospel of Luke. Join us as we encounter the parables with new eyes, looking for how these ancient stories can speak into our modern-day lives. No one can deny the power of a good story. It’s time we discovered the different a great story can make!