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I Want to Come Home – Luke 15:11-32

Introduction

Imagine a person in a dark place for a moment: no food, clothing torn, by the world’s standards a beggar.  They have scars from the many fights, most of them defensive, resulting from run-ins with others out on the street.  What if you chose this life?  It is hardly imaginable that someone would choose to change a life of luxury to live on the streets but that is exactly what this person did.

Your first response would be “No one would ever give up so much to beg and poach on the street”.  Our subject did not actually choose a miserable life; they made a bad choice that eventually led to their current estate.

Some of you may already know where I am headed.  We will be looking into the third of three parables Jesus gave to the Pharisees in response to their comment about the company he was keeping. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Lessons from A Servant

 

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When All Else Fails – Proverbs 16:25

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Introduction

Recently I saw a man walking back and forth in a parking lot hoping to catch a ride.  I am going to call him “Bob”.  Bob asked me if I was headed towards a specific area and I told him no.  There were a number of reasons why I should not take on this passenger: he had been drinking, the area was out of my way and he was a stranger to me.  I should probably also mention his general appearance left a little to be desired.  Before I got to my vehicle the inner voice was compelling me to turn around and give the man a lift.

On our way Bob proceeded to tell me his life story: I am not sure if this was driven by the alcohol or a desire to share his plight with someone who would listen.  I heard about the drinking problems, paying alimony for children born out of wedlock and seeing/dating a woman married to another man.  Satan had taken Bob down a road so far that the only possible outcome appeared to be more pain. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Lessons from A Servant

 

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