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Prodigal Son Story Examined As Our Story

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Personalizing the "Prodigal Son" story. A universal story about redemption gained through Jesus Christ.

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Prodigal Son Story Examined As Our Story

  1. 1. Luke 15
  2. 2. PRODIGAL FALLS FOR THE ALLURE OF WORLDLY GAIN Do not love the world or the things in the world. (1 John 2:15) Lured to abandon the better path by corrupt internal desires Desire for Adventure-Excitement-Fun Desire for Affirmation-Esteem Desire for Pleasure
  3. 3. PRODIGAL ISOLATED FROM MORAL AUTHORITY No god means no master; freedom to be an angel or a demon Wanted no restraints Wanted silence from conviction Wanted to be his own god Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. (Proverbs 18:1)
  4. 4. PRODIGAL OBTAINS EVENTUAL OUTCOME OF SIN Traded long-term blessings for temporary pleasures Missed God’s faithful and loving fellowship Missed opportunities to be blessed Missed opportunities to gain wisdom They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator. (Rom 1:25)
  5. 5. PRODIGAL RETURNS TO HIS SENSES God leverages pain, suffering and failure to remind us of His goodness Helps us see that something is missing Helps us realize the sin in our lives Helps incline our hearts toward God L U K E 1 5 2 0 :
  6. 6. PRODIGAL WELCOMED AND RESTORED God forgives and forgets our sins when we turn to him with faith No sin is too terrible for God to forgive No person is too far gone or too far away No forgiveness available except by Jesus Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them…(2Cor 5:19)
  7. 7. The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. (Psalms 145:18)

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