After missing a week for the Easter holiday Wednesday night OTTAGETTU resumes with special guest speaker, Heidi Pisle! She will continue our series on the life of Jesus by looking @ three parables from Luke 15; The Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, & the Lost (Prodigal) Son. Heidi will talk about how Jesus used parables as a powerful teaching strategy to communicate spiritual truths. In these three stories, Jesus revealed his compassion for those who are separated from God because of their sin (the lost), & showing the lengths he goes to in order to find them, & the joy he experiences when they’re found. She’ll also talk about what it means to repent, & how God is always available to forgive & restore.
Jesus was telling these parables to help us understand God’s heart for those people who are still “lost” to him. How is your heart toward “lost” people similar to or different from God’s heart toward them? If someone has sought forgiveness for the same thing 500 times, did that person really repent? What do you think?
How can you help a new Christian grow spiritually & develop a stronger friendship with Jesus?