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When Good Kids Go Bad (6 of 10)
Series: Who's In Your Fave 5?
Dr. Larry Osborne
WHOSE FAULT IS IT?
Ezekiel 18:1-20/ Genesis 3:1-7/ Proverbs 22:6
- It's the rebel's fault!
- Parents have great influence - but not ultimate control
A Prodigal and His Father
Dealing With A Rebel
1. When they insist on leaving - Let them leave
Luke 15:11-13, 24, 32
2. When things get tough - Don't run to the rescue
Luke 15:13-16/ Judges 10:10-16
3. If they come back - Run to greet them
Luke 15:20-24/ Colossians 3:13
4. After they're back - Don't punish the obedient!
Luke 15:28-32/ 2 Samuel 12:13-14/ Jeremiah 18:1-8
TAKING IT HOME
1. Looking back at this week's teaching and study, is there a point or principle you especially want to focus on this week?
2. Take some time to really digest the fact that we have a Father who "runs to greet us" when we return to Him. Look up Zephaniah 3:17 and thank God for how He treats us.
Is there an issue or relationship that you need to bring to God?
Is there a person you need to run to?
Growth Group Homework
QUICK REVIEW - Looking back over your sermon notes, was there any particular point or passage of Scripture that challenged, confused or caught your attention?
1. Most of us can hear the story of the wayward son and relate with at least one of the characters. Can you think of a time in the past or present when you identified with either the father, the wayward son or the older brother?
If you could go back and apply any of this week's teaching to the situation that came to mind, what would you repeat or what might you change?
2. It's been said that rules without reasons or relationship lead to rebellion. Do you agree or disagree with that statement - and why?
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