God's Lost and Found Department (38 of 68) by Larry Osborne

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God's Lost and Found Department (38 of 68)
Series: 30 A.D. The Jesus Story
Dr. Larry Osborne
Luke 15:1-32


THE PASSAGE
Luke 15:1-32

A TOUGH QUESTION:
Why do you hang around, accommodate and welcome sinners?
Luke 15:1-2/ Psalm 1:1

A SIMPLE ANSWER:
Because they are mine and I want them back
Luke 15:1-2/ Luke 5:31-32 and 1 Timothy 1:15/ Genesis 12:1-3 and Exodus 19:1-8/ 1 John 2:2

Four Observations:

(1) It's what you would do with a wandering lamb
Luke 15:3-7

(2) It's what you would do if you lost a hundred bucks
Luke 15:8-10

(3) It's what you would do if your rebellious son came back
Luke 15:11-32

(4) You have no reason to be bent out of shape
Luke 15:31-32

THREE THINGS WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND

THE HEART OF GOD
Ezekiel 33:11/ Romans 5:8-10

THE CONSEQUENCES OF REBELLION
Luke 15:31-32 and 2 Samuel 12:13-14 and 1 Corinthians 3:10-15/ John 3:16/ 1 Timothy 1:15

THE STUPIDITY and SELFISHNESS OF THE OLDER BROTHER
Luke 15:31-32/ Matthew 20:1-16/ Matthew 18:21-35

Food for Thought
(Questions and scriptures for further personal study)

1. This weekend we saw three examples in scripture of the great lengths God goes to in order to see all come to know him ...


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