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Summary: No matter what you’ve done, The Father is waiting to love you.

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INTRO NEW COVENANT

Luke 15:11-32

Lets talk about the second son for a minute

Jesus is talking to the Pharisees

He’s saying my children will be like the lost one- Y’all will stay home and sulk

This boy says---I’ve been here- obeyed every commandment

THAT’S A LIE- NO BOY EVER OBEYED ALL PARENTS COMM.

He sure thought he had- SO DID THE PHARISEES-

You can know when someone’s RELIGIOUS-

They’re Mad when Good stuff happens

Someone get blessed- THEY”RE GRIPING AND COMPLAINING

This boys brother had just come home---and was alive and healthy-

He didn’t care- He already got what was coming to HIM

WHAT ABOUT ME----WHAT ABOUT ME

The Father said, “You’re always with me---what I have is yours

That wasn’t enough- He didn’t want what the FATHER HAD

He didn’t want the brother to GET WHAT THE FATHER HAD

Never think you’re better/ worse

But I know Many of us have been the Lost brother----

Made a mess of things- Made mistakes- Goofed up

Not all but some of Us have -----RIGHT

You feel bad---cant get over it

Satan will come and wear you out----

God wanted you to be a preacher---NO DEGREE

God wanted you to be a DEACON---Been divorced

We see forgiveness of God in the DAD for the DUMB KID-

This boy Goes to His father- I need my inheritance—needed slapped

Goes off and blows it all- comes to the end of HIMSELF

Sin will bring you to the end of YOURSELF

He says My DADS PIGS EAT BETTER THAN THIS----

LOOK AT VS 20—

In this one verse---

5 Things you can count on your father doing—when you’ve goofed up

1. He saw him a great way off---GOD IS LOOKING FOR YOU

When you goof up---God’s not disgusted with you

Can’t look at you anymore---He’s looking for you and will see you a great way off

“When I get my life right I”LL go to church”—

People are afraid to walk in the door---knowing who they are and what they’ve done

They wont run to God---They run from God

GOD”S LOOKING FOR YOU- Take one baby step- he’ll see you afar

2. Had Compassion- God’s not going to beat you up for goofing up

He’ll discipline you- correct you---LIKE A GOOD FATHER

When you’ve messed up---He’ll have compassion

He’ll say---O MY SON HAS LOST EVERYTHING

Not---“don’t come here---I’ve given you enough”

3. Ran to Him—God’s waiting for you to come to your senses

James 4:8----Draw near to God He’ll draw near to you

Take one step and HE’LL COME THE REST OF THE WAY

4. Falls on His Neck---This is a sign of Sheer relief-

This father fell on his son He so glad to see him

5. And he kisses Him—The ultimate sing of affection

God’s want you to lavish your love on HIM

BUT HE WANTS TO LAVISH HIS LOVE ON YOU

God will not treat you like and UPSET WIFE

Give you the COLD SHOULDER

In closing---VS 21

He rehearsed—sinned—not worthy to be called son—hired servant

He’s half way through it—takin a breath---

DAD INTERRUPTS

We’ll have none of that servant nonsense here boy

You’re my son, you always will be

VS 22


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