The Problem with Being Good
In the final message of the Prodigal series, Pastor Dave Gustavsen wraps up the parable of the prodigal son, by taking a closer look at the older brother. “The Problem With Being Good” reveals the poison of pride and the invitation of the Father – a Father who loves his kids.
We are all natural-born prodigals. We go about it in different ways, but in one way or another, we all have a tendency to push away from God and try to make life work on our own terms. It never ends well. So why do we stubbornly resist God? Because we don’t truly understand his heart. In Luke 15, Jesus delivers a mini-series of three parables, all with the same purpose: to give us a glimpse into the Father’s heart. And what he reveals stretches us in life-altering ways, challenging our own prodigal tendencies and the way we treat the prodigals we love.