The Everyone is Welcome Story
For 2000 years, Jesus has turned the world upside down, and Jesus’ teachings have shown the Kingdom’s values to be upside down from the world’s. The parables in Luke 15, particularly the Prodigal Parable, are upside-down-world-turning messages of the Father’s welcome to the Kingdom of God for everyone. Jesus invites the church to join Him in the Father’s welcoming mission.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.