Good morning, Calvary!
A quick note before we begin: due to recent changes to COVID-19 regulations in our province and region, we will be returning fully to online services as of next Sunday, 25 April 2021. Read here for more details.
We have been studying a trinity of parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and today, one of the most familiar of Jesus’s parables, the prodigal son. Pastor Bodner writes, “It is [God’s] divine knowledge of the human heart that makes this entire threefold parable so compelling, so telling, so searching. And here, in this most familiar picture of a prodigal son, a son lost and found, we find the Saviour reading the heart of the sinner, and revealing the heart of God the Father.”
The sermon will bring out the depths of the son’s fall (mirroring our own sinful flight from our loving Heavenly Father) so we may more richly appreciate the heights of the prodigal’s redemption when he returns ruined, ashamed, and repentant to find that the love of his father (like God our Father) is undimmed.
First Song: His Mercy is More
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Second Song: How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
Third Song: He Will Hold Me Fast
“He foresaw my every fall, my every sin, my every backsliding; yet nevertheless he fixed His heart upon me.”—A.W. Pink