Prodigal Love | He Spoke in Parables

Rev. Dr. David Gushee continues our sermon series on the Parables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. This one's on the story of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15:11-32.

Scripture Reference:
Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.’
Luke 15:31-32

Faithful Servants | He Spoke in Parables

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Rev. Dr. David Gushee continues our sermon series on the Parables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. This one's from Luke 12:35-48.

Scripture:
"'Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks.'" (Luke 12:35-36).

Pray What? | He Spoke in Parables

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Rev. Kristen Koger, our Pastor to Children and Families at FBC Decatur,  continues our sermon series on the Parables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. This one's from Luke 11:1-13.

Scripture:
"So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." (Luke 11:9-10).
 

Tonight Your Soul is Required | He Spoke in Parables

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Rev. Dr. David Gushee continues our sermon series on the Parables of Jesus as they are found in the Gospel of Luke. This one's from Luke 12:13-21.

Scripture:
"And he said to them, 'Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions...'" -- Luke 12:15
 

In the Beginning: Studies in Genesis 1–11

In the Beginning: Studies in Genesis 1–11

7 sermons / June 18–July 30 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor

“Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
—Genesis 1:26

All About the Holy Spirit

All About the Holy Spirit

7 sermons / All About the Holy Spirit — April 23–June 4 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor and guest preachers Matt Snyder and Shelley Woodruff

“But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you."
—Romans 8:9-11

Meanings of the Cross

Meanings of the Cross

9 sermons / Ash Wednesday, and Sundays of Lenten Season & Easter — March 1–April 16 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor

“But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
—Romans 3:21-23

Things Christians Do

Things Christians Do

9 sermons / January 1–February 26 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect."
—Romans 12:1-2

Jesus and the Meaning of Advent

Jesus and the Meaning of Advent

6 sermons /November 27–December 25 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor

“And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David."
—Luke 1:31-32

The Parable of the Ten Pounds

The Parable of the Ten Pounds

1 sermon /November 20 / Peter Wischesen, FBCD Ministerial Intern and student at Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

“When he returned, having received royal power, he ordered these slaves, to whom he had given the money, to be summoned so that he might find out what they had gained by trading. The first came forward and said, ‘Lord, your pound has made ten more pounds.’ He said to him, ‘Well done, good slave! Because you have been trustworthy in a very small thing, take charge of ten cities.”
—Luke 19:15-17

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

1 sermon /October 9/ Shelley Woodruff

“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
    mortals that you care for them?”
—Psalm 8:3-4

Our Covenant With Christ and Each Other

Our Covenant With Christ and Each Other

1 sermon /October 2/ David Gushee

“Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.’"
—Luke 22:19-20