The Surprise of Grace
Do you know what it feels like when someone you love pushes away from God, and maybe even from you? It’s painful. In “The Surprise of Grace, “ Pastor Dave Gustavsen walks us through the parable of a father who loses his son. This story gives us a glimpse into the heart of God and the greatest gift of all: the shocking, undeserved, life-altering gift of grace.
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.