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You Can Come Home (7 Of 7)
Series: Homecoming... Reasons For Returning
Dr. Stan Coffey
October 29, 1995
Read Luke 15:11-14 (NM)
I. THE REBELLION OF THE PRODIGAL SON - VS 12-13
A. The attitude of rebellion is the attitude of (give)... (me)...
Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. (vs 12)
B. The avenue of rebellion is the avenue of the (human) (heart)...And took his journey into a far country. " (vs 13)
Insight: Where the heart is - defeat will follow. If the only way you can discover the emptiness of life apart from God is through bitter experience, God will allow you to have that experience.
II. THE REVELRY OF THE PRODIGAL SON - VS 13B-14
A. The road to the far country is (wide)...Enter through the narrow gate, For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)
B. The road to the far country is (wasteful) And there wasted his substance with riotous living. (vs 13)
Insight: Any amount of time, energy or material resources invested in temporal things is wasted.
III. THE REMORSE OF THE PRODIGAL SON - VS 15-16
So he went out and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
A. Apart from the father's house, he lost (fortune)...And when he had spent all (vs 14)
B. Apart from the father's house, he lost... (friends)...
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country. (vs 15)
C. Apart from the father's house, he lost... (fellowship)
He sent him into his fields to feed swine. (vs 15)
D. Apart from the father's house, he experienced (famine)
And there rose a mighty famine in that land and he began to be in want (vs 14)
Insight: The road of sin always leads to the place of famine. (Physical, sp ...
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