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Rev. Paul J. Miller – Sermon Outline – June 17, 2018

Series Title: “What do we deserve from God?”

Today’s Title: “Forever Your Father – Come Home”

Today’s Text: Luke 15:20-24 & 31-32

 

“There was a man who had two sons…”

Two Sons among the Patriarchs:

 

  • Adam had Cain & Abel (and others later)

 

  • Abraham had Ishmael & Isaac

 

  • Isaac had Jacob & Esau

 

  • Joseph had Manasseh & Ephraim

 

Our Father in Heaven

  • Does not override our will

 

  • Let’s us take our own path at His expense

 

  • Waits for us to come home

 

  • Unconditionally welcomes our return

 

  • Celebrates our relationship

 

  • Acknowledges and blesses His faithful children

 

  • Desires unity among His children

 

                      2 Sons: Their Contrasts and Ours

Younger Son                                                                      Older Son

 

Defined by failure                                                           Defined by effort

 

Had a hard time accepting                                           Tried to earn what he

that he was accepted.                                                   already possessed.

 

Guilt & Shame                                                                   Pride & Position

 

Two Brothers, One Love

Ephesians 2:1-7 – unworthy

 

Ephesians 2:8-10 – unearned

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