Facing Fear: The Call of Moses (Exodus 2-4)
The Vocation of Jesus and the Church (The Servant Songs of Isaiah)
The clearest definition of God's intention for his Son and his church is found, surprisingly enough, not in the New Testament but in the Old Testament, in the book of Isaiah. We will do what both Jesus and the apostles did: we will dive into Isaiah's Servant Songs (Isaiah 42:1-9, 49:1-13, 50:4-11, 52:13-53:12). Who Jesus is, what he came to do, and God's intention for us as the church will come into focus.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (Luke 15)
Jesus' best-known parable is the so-called Parable of the Prodigal Son, which features the incomparable love of a father for his two lost sons. To appreciate this masterpiece, we'll first consider the context in which it is set and the two parables that precede it. Then we'll consider the Parable of the Prodigal Son in order to look at the ways in which we become lost and the ways in which the Father finds us.