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The Gospel Reading. Luke 15:1-7

1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

https://www.bible.com/bible/111/luk.15.niv

Psalm 32

How happy is the one whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sin is hidden from sight. How happy is the person whose sin the Eternal will not take into account. How happy are those who no longer lie, to themselves or others. When I refused to admit my wrongs, I was miserable, moaning and complaining all day long so that even my bones felt brittle. Day and night, Your hand kept pressing on me. My strength dried up like water in the summer heat; You wore me down.

When I finally saw my own lies, I owned up to my sins before You, and I did not try to hide my evil deeds from You. I said to myself, “I’ll admit all my sins to the Eternal,” and You lifted and carried away the guilt of my sin.

So let all who are devoted to You speak honestly to You now, while You are still listening. For then when the floods come, surely the rushing water will not even reach them. You are my hiding place. You will keep me out of trouble and envelop me with songs that remind me I am free.

I will teach you and tell you the way to go and how to get there; I will give you good counsel, and I will watch over you. But don’t be stubborn and stupid like horses and mules who, if not reined by leather and metal, will run wild, ignoring their masters. Tormented and empty are wicked and destructive people, but the one who trusts in the Eternal is wrapped tightly in His gracious love. Express your joy; be happy in Him, you who are good and true. Go ahead, shout and rejoice aloud, you whose hearts are honest and straightforward.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+32&version=VOICE

Music is a Party!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SePL2w5f6dE

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Norman Rockwell: The 4 freedoms.

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Silly One. You Lost a Sheep.

Luke 15:1-7

1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered,

“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

https://www.bible.com/bible/111/luk.15.niv

The Loss of a Large Sum of Cash

Luke 15:8-10

8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coinsand loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

https://www.bible.com/bible/111/luk.15.niv

Silly Father, He last his Son. (Spoilers, he comes back)

Luke 15:11-23

11Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.12The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.14After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.15So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.16He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!18I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’20So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

https://www.bible.com/bible/111/luk.15.niv

[pirenko_blockquote author="N. T. Wright. Luke for Everyone (New Testament for Everyone) (p. 184)."]If you discover what’s going on in heaven, you’ll discover how things were meant to be on earth. That, after all, is the point of praying that God’s kingdom will come ‘on earth as in heaven’. [/pirenko_blockquote]

There are Somethings in Common.

Luke 15:6-7

 ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Luke 15:10

10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:22-23

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

https://www.bible.com/bible/111/luk.15.niv

[pirenko_blockquote author="Stanley Hauerwas, Preaching As Though We Had Enemies"]"God has entrusted us, His Church, with the best story in the world. With great ingenuity we have managed, with the aid of much theory, to make that story boring as hell." [/pirenko_blockquote]

This Man Has nothing but Son Problems.

Luke 15:25-32

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.26So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.27‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.29But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.30But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ”

https://www.bible.com/bible/111/luk.15.niv

"If you’re using the Bible as a weapon against others instead of a mirror to truly examine yourself first, then you have nothing to do with God. You’re in it for yourself"

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  For Next Week. Luke Chapter 12

Faith Of Theology :

The Problem with a Pop-Culture Christ

Rescuing the Church from creating a Savior in our own image. Read more at 

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/problem-pop-culture-christ#rODH1vCftwDGyRRm.99

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When the Church employs superficial symbols to communicate the Gospel, the Gospel can only take hold of people on a superficial level. Jesus is actually seen as a clingy friend in the image who texts you all the time, mediocre mimic-rock defines your view of who God is, and one's creed is only as deep as a sneaker slogan.

Grow Your Faith, Read More!

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I Know this Video is Long. But it is worth every second. Just fast forward to NT Wright.

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Last Sat.

We will be Seeing Noah on Saturday the 29th. Let us know if you want to go.

Men's Night

Men's Night is moving to Monday. The first Monday every month is men's night!

Community Groups.

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Nick and Stephanie Koehler are starting a new community group soon! It will be every other Saturday evening and we are starting by covering the Mars Hill sermon series on Esther. More details to come and message either one of us if your interested.

Making the Building Pretty. 

Saturday April 12th. We will have a Pick up and Clean day at Faith.

Wednesday Night At Faith

Every Wednesday we have something for the whole family.

Music of the Week

Hillsong United: White Album
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 https://hillsong.com/en/store/products/music/united/the-white-album-[remix-project]/The White Album [Remix Project] is a collection of well-known songs previously released from UNITED but remixed by various Mix Engineers and Musicians. This project includes songs such as With Everything, Search My Heart, From The Inside Out and Like An Avalanche amongst others. Completely remixed, these innovative expressions bring to light a new creative approach to songs that are already well loved.

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