The Lost Chapter of Luke (Part 2) – Teaching

Today, Pastor Christiaan finishes his exploration into the Lost Chapter of Luke.

Last week, we looked at the art of disruption and how Jesus flipped the conventional wisdom on it’s head by telling the story of three lost things, the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost (prodigal) Son. Last week, he took a more conventional look at them – especially with the Lost Son.

This week, Pastor Christiaan took it in reverse, by looking at the Older Brother’s response to the Lost Son and the Father’s restoration. How that looked in the context of the Lost Coin, and Lost Sheep, and how we can relate that to ourselves.

He argued three main points (this is a Baptist Church after all),
1. The older son’s relationship with the father was just as damaged.
2. The older son is just as prodigal.
3. The older brother de-personed the younger brother.

(Oh, it’s Halloween, so he dressed as a variant of the 4th Doctor).

Check out the notes from both of the Lost Chapter lesson here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjP5aUGPPgFTiZJOytnNCOt6wMVLtg?e=zoubr3

The Lost Chapter of Luke – Teaching

This week, our Next Gen pastor, Christiaan, leads us in an exploration of the lost chapter of Luke. It’s not really a chapter that’s gone missing, so much as it’s a chapter with the three parables about lost things; the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son.

When Jesus told these stories they had a clear and plain meaning, but when one delves into the other correlations that the people of that day would have had, it brings new light into the greater story these things tell and how Jesus turned conventional logic on its head to prove a point.

Christiaan also lays the historical, cultural, and practical framework for next week’s expedition into one of the underlying messages of the lost son (or prodigal son).

This family Sunday included everyone sitting at tables and chairs, congregational participation (through reading specific verses together (which should be able to be heard), and a special object lesson where a lost coin is found by one of our children – and he wins a prize. The last 10 or so minutes is an update and sharing time from one of our members and our final prayer.

It’s church done a little differently.