West End United Methodist Church

All Embracing Love

Speakers:Brandon Baxter
Topics:Sunday service

This is the sixth in a sermon series based on 1 Corinthians 13’s treatise on love and titled, “Love, Always.”  Today’s reading is the familiar story of the Prodigal Son, and the Rev. Brandon Baxter reviews a number of perspectives on the story but directs us to treat it ultimately as a human story, one that is instructive for us.  We make mistakes in judgment, misdirections in our lives, and we often find ourselves depressed and/or grieving.  But this story reminds us of the all-embracing love of people close to us, as well as God’s unconditional love.  From 1 Corinthians 13, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things,” all of which are demonstrated in this story.  (NOTE: The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • Luke :15:11-32


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