To Gain the Whole World

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In the second sermon of the Tell Me a Story series, Mike unpacks the parable of the Rich Fool. Asked to settle a civil dispute about inheritance rights, Jesus responds with a story about a rich man… who got even richer. We have a lot to learn from both the man who asked for Jesus’ input, and from the main character in the parable Jesus tells. Even though “building bigger barns” makes sense to us in so many ways, is it Jesus’ way to life and true fulfillment? What effects ripple outward, within us and beyond us, when we choose to build bigger barns? 

Current Sermon Series
Jesus often used stories when he spoke to groups and individuals. He sometimes used them to help illustrate his point, but he also used them at times to speak profound truths in almost cryptic ways. If he was preaching against the social structures and cultural norms, for example, using plain language could have been dangerous for Jesus. So he would often speak in confusing ways so that only some of his audience would be able to truly comprehend his meaning. In this series, Tell Me a Story, we will be studying six of the parables of Jesus found in Luke’s gospel account. And we will hear from six different preachers throughout the series. Stay tuned for this unique and exciting opportunity to have some guest preachers bring the Word of God to the faithful body of believers that is First Friends Church.