The Lost Son
"And Jesus Said, "A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of good thats falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country. and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to- be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto the Father, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they begin to be merry." This is our third visit this morning to God's lost and found department in the bible. The first visit we took a look at the parable of the lost sheep. The second visit we looked at the parable of the lost silver and now this morning we are going to take a look at the parable of the lost son. Now you remember that these three parables give to us the condition of sinners. In the l ...
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