by Stan Coffey

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How Does God Feel about People Who Mess Up? (2 of 7)
Series: Timely Answers to Key Questions
Stan Coffey
Luke 15:25-32

If you have your Bible turn to Luke 15:25. And today is the second in a new series of lessons called ''Timely Answers to Key Questions''. And these lessons are from the gospel of Luke. And in the gospel of Luke we find parables not found in any of the other three gospels. Although both Matthew and Mark record the parables of Jesus, there are some parables only found in Luke and this parable is one of them. It is the parable of the prodigal son.

And we are talking today about ''How Does God Feel About People Who Mess Up?'' And we are going to see that there are some that mess up by going to a far country. There are other people who mess up even when they are going to church every Sunday. And they mess up because of their attitude, their disposition. There are some who mess up because they go in to deep sin and open sin and everybody knows it is a sin. And there are others who mess up a little bit subtler in that it is the sin of the heart, the sin of disposition, a sin against the character of Christ and against the compassion of Christ. And that is little bit harder to detect. And we are going to be looking at that today as we talk about ''How Does God Feel About People Who Mess Up''.

Last Sunday we looked fresh and new about the story of the prodigal son and saw that the father was a picture of God and while the prodigal son was in a far country, the father's heart ached for the prodigal son. When the prodigal son came to him self, when he decided that he would come back to the father, that he would return, that he would repent of his sin, he would be willing even to be a servant if he could only go back to the father's house again, that the father ran to meet him. The father forgot all of his dignity, he forgot all of his seniority, and he forgot all of his authority. He left all that behind and his compassion took over. And as he wa ...

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