Freedom From My Failures (1 of 3)
Series: Freedom From Your Past
Week 1 - Freedom From My Failures
-When I leave it. - The Prodigal Son - Wisdom
-When I learn from it.
-When I lay it before the Father.
-When I learn to listen.
Week 2 - Freedom From My Hurts
Week 3 - Freedom From My Family Sins
Lessons From a Problem Child
All of us who are honest with ourselves know we have failures in our lives. Some are bigger than others, but all of them must be properly dealt with in order for us to be free to live a healthy life before the Lord. The story of the prodigal son is a story
about how one young man got free from his past failures and found a glorious new future with the help and mercy of God.
Definition of Failure: Something I participated in which intentionally or unintentionally produced disappointment, hurt, humiliation, separation or loss.
Note: Every person has failures in their past. (i.e. failure to please parents, to reach a goal, to please people, divorce, poverty, to please self, bankruptcy, to raise children, to control a sin or habit, dishonesty, immorality, cruelty.)
The prodigal son was selfish, disrespectful, insensitive, foolish, immoral, greedy, shameful. He lost a great deal of money, gave in totally to his physical desires, shamed his family name, broke up his family.
FOUR STEPS TO BEING FREE FROM YOUR PAST - Luke 15
1. Leave it - It isn't the past until you are separated from it.
Phil. 3:13-14 - (13) Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, (14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Through memories, Satan wants to keep you attached to your past. He wants you ...
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