ABOVE ALL Women’s Bible Study:
The Running Father, by Kristi McLelland
Wednesdays • January 25–March 15
Kickoff Wednesday, January 18 • 9:00am • Fellowship Hall
To ask questions or make childcare reservations, contact:
Katie Mitchell • AboveAllMinistries1@gmail.com
Through The Running Father, we find that Jesus often “ate
with tax collectors and sinners.” The religious leaders of
the day grumbled and muttered—they did not approve of Jesus’ actions.
What was Jesus up to then... and still up to now?
In Luke 15, Jesus responds to the grumbling of the religious leaders with a trilogy of
parables. Westerners know them as the parables of the lost sheep, lost coin, and lost
(“prodigal”) son. In the Middle East, God is the focus of each biblical story—a lens
which uniquely shapes Middle Easterners’ understanding of these parables. Luke 15 is
embedded within a section known as The Jerusalem Travel Narrative. From Luke 9-19,
Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem and the cross. He knows it. Luke 9-19 can be seen
in light of Jesus’ last teachings on His way to the cross. Knowing this, we lean in with
heightened awareness and intentionality. If Jesus knew these were some of His last
words to His disciples, we need to learn to hear them with that kind of intensity. View
these parables, as well as how Jesus defined “repentance,” in a new light in The Running
Father. Join us on Wednesdays.