Category Archives: prodigal son

A Finder’s Fee of Joy

“Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!” (Luke 15:1) “If a man has a … Continue reading

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Why Are You Still Outside?

There are so many that are outside our walls.  Those who are blinded and confused by the Church and the gospel. People are for the most part not this blatant or obvious in their pain.  But it is what they … Continue reading

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Just a Father Looking For His Son

  “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20, NLT … Continue reading

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Can You Say No? [Getting Negative]

11 “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” Titus 2:11-12 My life runs better when I learn … Continue reading

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Out of a Far Country, [Younger Son]

“And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.”   Luke 15:13 When a man or woman gets to this point, we shake our head … Continue reading

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Present Tense Prodigals

“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. 21 His son said to … Continue reading

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The Ransom Note

“We collapse in the dust,     lying face down in the dirt. 26 Rise up! Help us!     Ransom us because of your unfailing love.” Psalm 44:25-26, NLT “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others … Continue reading

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