What character from the parable of the prodigal son do you think most represents your persona? Although emphasis is often put on the younger son, the prodigal, and his return from the mismanagement of his intended life, this message challenges us to consider the many ways in which we might bear more ..
Disturbing Grace Kickoff
by Steve Carter
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by Bill Hybels
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"This whole thing happened because there was that underlying assumption that families are rugged and kids can, somehow, find their own way in this confusing world... they don't need moral values instilled in them... they don't need a spiritual foundation... because they're tough, they'll make it on ..
Facing the Family Challenge, Part 1: Fragile: Handle With Care
In the Bible we read about people and their families chosen by God, actually were very flawed. This is no more apparent than in the story of Jacob and his sons, especially his favorite son, Joseph. What flaws this family and our families for that matter, is envy. And with family envy, no one is the ..
Joseph, Part 1: Surviving an Imperfect Family
by John Ortberg
Do you ever feel like your family is unusual? Family, what is God's idea and what's the reality? Often we find all kinds of connections, as we begin to know ourselves, that our families have affected us in deep ways. The Bible is even full of families that are dysfunctional, like many of our own. Sadly, ..
Oughta Know By Now, Part 3: My Family
by Jarrett Stevens
This sketch is a powerful, modern retelling of the parable of the prodigal son. The scene opens peacefully, with a mother doing her daughter's hair. The peace is soon shattered when an argument erupts between the two. The daughter, Maria, has big dreams; she wants to leave home to move to the city. ..
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Relatively Speaking, Part 1: Dealing with Parents
by Elevate Willow Creek
"We need to ask God to help us see our siblings as being unique and multi-dimensional people, as the Bible says, 'fearfully and wonderfully made.' Ask God to help you see the full spectrum of who they are. And open yourself up to examining the label you've been living with to see if the way that you ..
Strengthening Sibling Bonds
by Lee Strobel
Continuing the five-part series, Lee Strobel addresses the difficulties in a marriage between a Christian and a non-Christian. In 2 Corinthians 6:14 we are commanded, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.” God commands this out of love. He knows the frustration and pain that can result from a ..
When The Honeymoon's Over, Part 4: Surviving a Marital Mismatch
Conflict with an extended family member means deliberating as to how you can think, act, and be like Jesus in handling, and hopefully resolving, the situation. It's important to determine one's own responsibility in the matter and take a long-term view of what resolution could mean for the future. Before ..
Word on My Street, Part 2: My Family
by Nancy Beach