The Real Idea behind the Prodigal Parable is this... WHAT WE DO IN RESPONSE TO JESUS’ ACTIONS FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST!
PRODIGAL PARABLE... Everyone must one day decide – whether you will have the HEART OF THE FATHER or THE HEART OF AN OLDER BROTHER?
THE HEART OF THE FATHER IS ALWAYS PREOCCUPIED WITH THE LOST SON!
-The Older Brother is preoccupied with the thought… WHY DID HE CAME HOME?
THE FATHER OPERATED FROM A PLACE OF FORGIVENESS AND ACCEPTANCE!
-The Older Brother operated from a place of SHAME and CONDEMNATION!
THE FATHER LEFT THE LIGHTS ON AND THE DOORS UNLOCKED!
-The Older Brother Shut the Lights Off and Locked the Doors!
The Older Brother will say… "THAT STUFF COSTS TOO MUCH!!”
The FATHER will say…“IT COSTS TOO MUCH NOT TO DO IT!!”
So GRATEFUL today that... GOD’S RECKLESS GRACE IS MY GREATEST HOPE!
WHAT A "PRODIGAL" (Reckless Spendthrift) GOD!
NOTE... Please pray for me as I take the next month for a RENEWAL SABBATICAL! Which means you shouldn't be hearing from me in the WorldWideWeb at all - unless God blows my mind with something I'd like to share with you! Thank You COC for allowing me to do so!!
We'll see you all ONE LAST TIME this Sunday at COC as we look one last Sunday at the PRODIGAL GOD! (Maricopa Wells Middle School / 9a & 10:45a)