8 results for tag: Prodigal Son

A Son or a Hired Hand? by Greg Albrecht

The Prodigal Son story told by Jesus in Luke 15:14-20 begins with a young man presumptuously asking his father for his inheritance ahead of time. He left home and went to a far country, where in his lavish and wasteful spending (hence the term prodigal) he soon saw that inheritance go up in smoke. His resources had seemingly caused others to like him. Now his resources and his “friends” were gone. Out of money and out of food, he found himself working in a pigpen. He came to his senses and went home, thinking the best he could expect was a job on his father’s farm—but to his astonishment (after all, the grace of God is amazing ...

Two Brothers – by Greg Albrecht

Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.   "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. &nbs...

May 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Stretch Marks of a Mother's Love – pg. 1 One Day in May – pg. 2 The Kingdom in a Person – pg. 5 Grieving Nels – pg. 6 Prodigal Sons – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Turn or Burn? Elder Brother Evangelism – Brad Jersak

"Turn or Burn!" How did the good-news invitation of God's love, revealed in the life message of Jesus, become a bad-news ultimatum, distilled crassly by "Turn or Burn" evangelists? Sure, the hellfire evangelists love to prooftext Jesus' own words from Luke 13:5, “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” I'm not at all interested in casting aside Jesus' warnings about humanity's self-destructive trajectories, but somehow they've been twisted as if they are the gospel he preached. That's a gross misrepresentation, and I think I'm beginning to see how that error expanded into an entire pseudo-evangelistic system. A ...

The Religious Version of the Prodigal Son – by Greg Albrecht

The Religious Version of the Prodigal Son   For other video shorts, with Greg Albrecht, Brad Jersak, Lucy Peppiatt, Brian Zahnd, Steve McVey, and others, visit CWRvideo.

Are We Actually Alienated from God … or Is It All in Your Head? Brad Jersak

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight (Col. 1:19-22). The following rather brilliant question arrived today from a friend of mine, and after giving it some thought, felt it was worth sharing with our CWR blog readers. Alienated from God? Col. 1:21 Q: Does this ...

September 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Overlooked and Ignored – pg. 1 Question the Question – pg. 2 God is Love – pg. 5 To Seek and Save that Which is Lost – pg. 6 The Prodigals – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

CWR video – Greg Albrecht – “The Prodigal Son: Religious Version”