Sunday, October 23, 2011
THE PRODIGAL SON THOUGHT ABOUT HIS IMMEDIATE FUTURE: Luke 15:18-19. 1) He humbly confessed his sin. 2) He declared his unworthyness. 3) He took a step of faith."To do so no more is the truest repentence." -Martin Luther. THE PRODIGAL'S FATHER RESPONDED WITH GRACE: Luke 15:20-24. The Five Responses of Grace: 1) His father saw him. .20 2) His father had compassion for him. v. 20 3) His ran to meet him. 4) His father hugged him. 5) His father kissed him. "Without forgiveness, there's no future." -Desmond Tutu. LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PRODIGAL SON ABOUT MAKING A BRAND NEW START: Luke 15:30. 1) Get real about your failures. Proverbs 28:13. 2) Accept responsibility for your sins. Proverbs 27:12 3) Take a step of faith. Proverbs 16:9 4) Trust God to help you suceed. Zechariah 4:6. 5) Don't repeat the same mistakes. II Corinthians 5:17.