Acknowledging Reality – Addictions

Acknowledging Reality – Addictions

This Sunday we will be gathering for worship at 9am on “The Barge”.  We will be focusing our time on Luke 15.11-32, specifically around the area of addictions.  In the story of the prodigal son we find the youngest son had squandered all of his money on dissolute living.  After this loss of all of his money he then “came to himself” (Luke 15.17).  This moment of decision is key in acknowledging the reality of hurts, habits, and hang-ups.  We want to invite all of you through this journey of the prodigal son as we look at the realities we find here in...
Acknowledging Reality – The Loss of Friends & Family

Acknowledging Reality – The Loss of Friends & Family

This coming Sunday we will be gathering for worship at 9am on “The Barge”.  We will continue our focus on Luke 15.11-32.  This Sunday we will be focusing on the experience of the youngest son in the loss of his relationships with family and friends.  The youngest son squandered his inheritance and left his father and brother to go abroad.  He invested his efforts and money into friends that he lost when he found himself in need.  Let us gather together to hear what God has to say to us about the loss of...
Acknowledging Reality Through the Eyes of the Older Brother

Acknowledging Reality Through the Eyes of the Older Brother

This coming Sunday we will be gathering for worship at 9am on “The Barge”.  We will be focusing on Luke 15.11-32.  This time we will be focusing on the reality that is found through the eyes of the older brother.  The older brother stayed back and was faithful to his father.  Suddenly he comes upon a scene of festivities that he knows nothing about, and when he inquires he finds that his younger brother has returned and there is a celebration.  With this in mind let us gather and learn more about reality through this brother’s...
Acknowledging Reality Through the Eyes of the Father

Acknowledging Reality Through the Eyes of the Father

This coming Sunday we will be gathering for worship on “The Barge” at 9am.  We will continue our focus on Luke 15.11-32.  This time we will focus on the reality of the situation for the father in the story of the prodigal son.  The father celebrates the youngest son’s return by saying: “let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!”  The reality for the father was one of acknowledging that his son was lost and the relationships was dead — but upon the son’s return things have changed.  All are invited to come and learn more about the reality of the...
The Prodigal in Each of Us

The Prodigal in Each of Us

This coming Sunday we will be gathering for worship at 9am on “The Barge”.  We will be focusing our time on the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15.11-32.  As we look at the life of the youngest son we begin to notice that there are tendencies in all of us to be like the prodigal.  But, God meets us in our anguish and meets us when we are at the end of ourselves.  All are invited to journey with us through this look at the prodigal...
Old Story / New Story

Old Story / New Story

This coming Sunday we will be gathering for worship at 9am on “The Barge”.  We will be beginning a journey looking at how we all have an old story and now Christ offers us a new story.  This Sunday we will be looking at Luke 15.11-32 and how the prodigal took the inheritance and squandered all of it on shallow relationships.  We will be setting the tone for the coming months of how the prodigal son found himself in need after wasting all of what his father had provided him.  This is the story of what we see in Wilmington.  Countless people have come here and squandered all that they have been given, and we need to acknowledge this reality.  This reality check will then let us look at the new story that Jesus offers to us as he commissions us for the good work of sharing the gospel message.  All are...