Lessons From A Dysfunctional Family (2 of 8) by Chris Brown

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Lessons From A Dysfunctional Family (2 of 8)
Series: Tales of the Kingdom
Pastor Chris Brown
Luke 15:11-32

Luke 15:11-32


1. A loving Dad will let you leave.
Luke 15:11-13, Romans 1:21-32, Mark 10:21-22, Judges 16:20, Psalm 81:11-12,Proverbs 1:22-33, Mathew 23:37-39, Acts 7:39-43

2. Turning to Dad is the only thing that really makes sense.
Luke 15:17, Proverbs 12:5, 2 Timothy 1:7, Colossians 2:2-4

3. The road home starts with an attitude change.
Luke 15:12 and 19, 2 Chronicles 30:6-9, James 4:7-10, Mark 14:36, Romans 12:1-2

The core of rebellion = "give me"
The core of brokenness = "make me"

4. Unconditional love has to be accepted, not earned.
Luke 15:22-29, Luke 10:38-42, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16, John 4:10, Titus 3:3-7


Growth Group Homework

QUICK REVIEW: This week's teaching gave us a lot to think about. Looking back over your notes, what did you find most challenging, interesting or helpful from the message?

1. Which, if any, of the following TV families is most like your family when you were growing up?
a. Huxtables (The Cosby Show)
b. Bradys (The Brady Bunch)
c. Simpsons
d. Cleavers (Leave it to Beaver)
e. Cartwrights (Bonanza)
f. Bunkers (All in the Family)
g. Ewings (Dallas)
h. Waltons
i. Camdens (Seventh Heaven)
j. Other _______________________

2. Looking back at the diagram on your sermon notes, where do you place yourself in the family? Do you tend to relate more with the younger brother who was searching for the sweet spot (found in John 10:10) or the older brother who was working for it?
Where would you put yourself on that continuum 5-10 years ago?
Has there been a time in your life where you have experienced a "come to your senses" moment about ho ...

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