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In this parable, we see the prodigal planner and the party pooper. As the younger son returns with his pre-prepared plan to be a hired servant and hopefully work his way back into his father’s favour, the father contradicts his plan as he welcomes him and reinstates him into the family.  It is such a […]

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The people of Israel have sacrificed to the Golden Calf and God desires to reject them as his people. He promises to fulfil his word and send an angel with them, so they can conquer the Promised Land but he is not going. This causes Moses to plead with God to come. All up, a […]

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This parable reveals to us a Stifled Son who Spends and the Forgiving Father who offers Freedom. The dictionary defines the word prodigal as meaning…Wasteful or recklessly extravagant: lavish or lavishly abundant.  In understanding the word we can see how the younger son in seeking freedom lived prodigally.  But we also see that the Father, […]

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Matthew 13:51-52 New and Old

In hearing a good teacher, applying God’s Word, we hear both wonderful ancient truths and new truths. Or ancient truth applied in a fresh way! These truths are not brand new or have never been heard of before but truths that touch out hearts and lives in a fresh and vigorous way. Truths that remind […]

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Jesus could have worked the Nazareth’ crowd and performed miracles there, and they would have loved him for it. The problem would be that he would have left them in their sin. They would have thought that they were the objects of God’s love instead of the objects of His wrath. Jesus wasn’t giving in […]

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