“Parallel Worlds” is our sermon series which examines the parables of Jesus in Luke’s gospel. During this series we are going to be learning the purpose of Jesus’ parables is to reveal truth to those with eyes to see and conceal truth from the spiritually blind. In our next to last message in this series, Senior Associate Pastor Fred Rodkey brings the message from Luke 15:11-24, "Coming Home."
Locations & Times
  • Chapel Rock Christian Church
    2020 N Girls School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

Welcome to Chapel Rock!

Our vision is to see "the whole community, whole in Christ!" To that end, if you would like more information about our ministries or want to sign-up for an activity you’ve seen in the bulletin, please stop by the Information Center in the Foyer or add a note to your Connection Card. You can also find additional information on our website.
Digital Bulletin
Worship Night—Tonight!
Join us tonight at 6 p.m. as we reorient our attention to the Lord. Desserts will be provided by the Women's Ministry following worship. Main entrance doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Blood Drive
Chapel Rock will host a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. this Wednesday, August 10, conducted by Versiti Blood Center of Indiana. Register in person at the kiosk in the Foyer today, call the church office for an appointment or log on to Walk-ins are welcome.
Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry shares the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with incarcerated men, women and youth and their families. Today is Kairos Prison Ministry’s National Day of Prayer. Stop by the kiosk in the Foyer today to see how you can get involved.
Dean Dickinson Service
A Celebration of Life service for Dean Dickinson will be held this Wednesday, August 10. The family will greet callers in the Foyer from 6 to 7 p.m. with the service starting at 7 p.m. in the Worship Center.
Our Sympathy to:
Mike May and family upon the passing of his wife, Martha. Visitation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12, in the Chapel. The service will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Donations
Accessory items are needed in August: wallets, small purses, flashlights with batteries, sewing and tool kits, sunglasses, pretend jewelry, etc. School supplies are still needed as well. Please bring items to the DropZone. Thank you for donating! For more information, contact Judy at
Dive Into the Scriptures Women’s Event
Join us Wednesday, August 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to learn skills enabling you to study the Bible without pre-printed materials! Four different methods of study will be discussed. There is no fee for this event, but registration is required. Register at the kiosk in the Foyer today or Sundays, August 14, and 21. Participants will receive a journal to get you started. Snacks will be served. Enter at door #12. Questions? Call Rhena Crane at 317-431-4731.
Small Group Leader Training
Are you thinking about leading a small group? Are you a seasoned group leader looking to sharpen your leadership skills? This training provides best practices and the foundation for a healthy small group. This five-week training meets weekly from Tuesday, August 23, through Tuesday, September 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room WC 111. Space is limited! Reserve your spot and get more information by contacting Jason Scott at
“Parent Day” in KidRock
Parents are invited to help kickoff the new school year and experience KidRock with your child on Sunday, August 21, during either service. Connect with leaders and learn what’s in store for your child this coming school year. Bonus! You will also help your child earn “points” by coming!
Mission Trip Invitation
Chapel Rock is going to Colombia, South America, in October 2023. Would you like to join the team? Chapel Rock will partner with FAME, providing medical care, medical education and training of nationals for the purpose of taking Christ to the unreached and underserved. Both medical and non-medical people are invited to an information meeting on Sunday, August 21, at 12:30 p.m. in room WC 113. Contact Debbie McLoed with questions at 317-858-1244 or
Chapel Rockets Movie Day
Chapel Rockets Movie Day is Monday, August 15, in the Family Room at 1 p.m. Please bring your favorite movie snack to share and your own beverage. Enter at door #3.
Chapel Rock practices an 'open communion' meaning that if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are welcome to participate in the communion service. The elder/staff member giving the devotion will provide instructions.
Chapel Rock’s Vision:
To See the Whole Community
Whole in Christ

Fred Rodkey
Senior Associate Pastor

Series: Parallel Worlds
Sermon: “Coming Home”
> Luke 15:11-24
It is important to. . .

Realize you are a sinner.
> Romans 3:23 - "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
> Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

“Came to his senses” = Came to himself

> Psalm 51:4 - "Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge."
> 1 John 2:1 - 2 - "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father — Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world."
> 1 John 2:15 - "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them."
It is important to. . .

Repent of your sins.
The lost son planned to “earn his way”.

Do we call sin, “sin”? Not often.

> Acts 2:38 - "Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Be specific.
Be sorrowful.
Be humble.
It is important to. . .

Receive forgiveness from God (the Father).
God is:
~ Compassionate
~ Forgiving
~ Celebrating — over the “one”: You!

> Luke 15:7 - "I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."
> Luke 15:24 - "For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So, they began to celebrate."
> Ephesians 2:1-5 - "As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved."