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Luke 15:11-32
The Heart of the Father, Is not always the Heart of His Children The Context of the Parable of the Lost Son, is established in Luke 15:1-2.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-01-19 18:55:13
The Heart of the Father, Is not always the Heart of His Children The Context of the Parable of the Lost Son, is established in Luke 15:1-2. Here we see that all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near, i.e. to listen to Christ. Jesus did not reject those who the Religious elite of the day had. Therefore, when the Scribes and Pharisees saw that Jesus did not do the same they grumbled. The Parable of the Lost son does not stand alone. It is one of at least three that are linked to the message that Christ was trying to convey to the Scribes and Pharisees. Christ Jesus the master teacher, seeking to get to the heart of every man, starts out a parable of the Lost Sheep (with a correlation to the Lost Son). Christ asks the gathered individuals if they would not have a natural compassion for one of their sheep had it gotten lost. Of course He implies that they all would naturally leave the 99 to go and find the one. Christ then goes on to try and help the Pharisees, though blinded by religion and the pride that comes along with it, to see that they should rather rejoice that the Lost Sheep (Lost Son) was found, not be be filled with disdain. The Second Parable that Jesus uses to communicate to the Scribes and Pharisees the Heavenly Father's heart for the Lost sinner who responds to the Light emanating from His Son, was the Parable of the Lost Coin. The purpose of this parable was to demonstrate to them that the Father Rejoices when a sinner comes to the light; and as the Apostle Paul points out, that is only do to the Father's grace in Shinning the light of the Gospel into their hearts (2 Cor.4:4-6). Now we get to the Parable of the Lost Son. Here we see a fuller understanding of what Christ has been trying to help the blind Scribes and Pharisee see. That is that the Father has compassion on Sinners and that when they come to Him he can only rejoice; for what was lost has been found and what was dead was made alive. In this parable the Younger Son is the Tax Collectors and the sinners . These are they that have been wasting all that the Father has done for them. They have gone far from the safety of the Father's house to live to the full in their sin. The Older Son is the Scribes and Pharisees. They are those that responded with disdain at the fact that Christ was not rejecting these sinners who had no part in the covenant keeping people of Israel. These sinners had rejected the Laws of God and all the blessing God had passed on to Israel. The Father is the Heavenly Father. In this parable we see the heart of the Father for the Lost Son and the Older Son. The Father rejected no one. The Father told the older son that ALL that He had had always been his. There was no need to reject or look down on with disdain those that the Father had compassion on. In this parable We see the heart of the Father, the wrong response of the Older Sons, and the Need for the Younger Son to come to the Father in humility and repentance. Everyone in the Church and without the Church today, needs to hear this message. Proposition: In this Parable we see the Heart of the Religious Elite, the Contrite Sinner and the Compassionate Father. Or, Because of the Father's Compassion, He must Rejoice over the Repentant Or, Every Sinner that turn to the Father in Repentance, receives the Father's Compassion. OR, The Heart of God's Children, Must align with the Heart of the Father for the Lost! I would have to think over it a bit more :)
10000000004044 4044 Notes 2009-01-19 17:33:42 2009-01-19 18:55:13 The Heart of the Father, Is not always the Heart of His Children The Context of the Parable of the Lost Son, is established in Luke 15:1-2. Here we see that all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near, i.e. to listen to Christ. Jesus did not reject those who the Religious elite of the day had. Therefore, when the Scribes and Pharisees saw that Jesus did not do the same they grumbled. The Parable of the Lost son does not stand alone. It is one of at least three that are linked to the message that Christ was trying to convey to the Scribes and Pharisees. Christ Jesus the master teacher, seeking to get to the heart of every man, starts out a parable of the Lost Sheep (with a correlation to the Lost Son). Christ asks the gathered individuals if they would not have a natural compassion for one of their sheep had it gotten lost. Of course He implies that they all would naturally leave the 99 to go and find the one. Christ then goes on to try and help the Pharisees, though blinded by religion and the pride that comes along with it, to see that they should rather rejoice that the Lost Sheep (Lost Son) was found, not be be filled with disdain. The Second Parable that Jesus uses to communicate to the Scribes and Pharisees the Heavenly Father's heart for the Lost sinner who responds to the Light emanating from His Son, was the Parable of the Lost Coin. The purpose of this parable was to demonstrate to them that the Father Rejoices when a sinner comes to the light; and as the Apostle Paul points out, that is only do to the Father's grace in Shinning the light of the Gospel into their hearts (2 Cor.4:4-6). Now we get to the Parable of the Lost Son. Here we see a fuller understanding of what Christ has been trying to help the blind Scribes and Pharisee see. That is that the Father has compassion on Sinners and that when they come to Him he can only rejoice; for what was lost has been found and what was dead was made alive. In this parable the Younger Son is the Tax Collectors and the sinners . These are they that have been wasting all that the Father has done for them. They have gone far from the safety of the Father's house to live to the full in their sin. The Older Son is the Scribes and Pharisees. They are those that responded with disdain at the fact that Christ was not rejecting these sinners who had no part in the covenant keeping people of Israel. These sinners had rejected the Laws of God and all the blessing God had passed on to Israel. The Father is the Heavenly Father. In this parable we see the heart of the Father for the Lost Son and the Older Son. The Father rejected no one. The Father told the older son that ALL that He had had always been his. There was no need to reject or look down on with disdain those that the Father had compassion on. In this parable We see the heart of the Father, the wrong response of the Older Sons, and the Need for the Younger Son to come to the Father in humility and repentance. Everyone in the Church and without the Church today, needs to hear this message. Proposition: In this Parable we see the Heart of the Religious Elite, the Contrite Sinner and the Compassionate Father. Or, Because of the Father's Compassion, He must Rejoice over the Repentant Or, Every Sinner that turn to the Father in Repentance, receives the Father's Compassion. OR, The Heart of God's Children, Must align with the Heart of the Father for the Lost! I would have to think over it a bit more :) notes
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Luke 15:11-32
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And He said, "A man had two sons.
"The younger of them said to his father,
'Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.'
So he divided his wealth between them.
"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country,
and there he squandered his estate with loose living.
"Now when he had spent everything,
a severe famine occurred in that country,
and he began to be impoverished.
"So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country,
and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
"And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating,
and no one was giving anything to him.
"But when he came to his senses,
he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread,
but I am dying here with hunger!
'I will get up and go to my father,
and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;
I am no longer worthy to be called your son;
make me as one of your hired men."'
"So he got up and came to his father.
But while he was still a long way off,
his father saw him and felt compassion for him,
and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
"And the son said to him,
'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight;
I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'
"But the father said to his slaves,
'Quickly bring out
the best robe and put it on him,
and put a ring on his hand
and sandals on his feet;
and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again;
he was lost and has been found.'
And they began to celebrate.
"Now his older son was in the field,
and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.
"And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be.
"And he said to him, 'Your brother has come,
and your father has killed the fattened calf
because he has received him back safe and sound.'
"But he became angry and was not willing to go in;
and his father came out and began pleading with him.
"But he answered and said to his father,
'Look! For so many years I have been serving you
and I have never neglected a command of yours;
and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends;
but when this son of yours came,
who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes,
you killed the fattened calf for him.'
"And he said to him, 'Son, you have always been with me,
and all that is mine is yours.
'But we had to celebrate and rejoice,
for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live,
and was lost and has been found.'"
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10000000004044 4044 Arc 2009-01-19 17:33:42 2009-01-19 18:55:13 editing Luke 15 11 15 32 Luke 15:11-32 42 NT nasb i167921 i167922 i167865 And He said, "A man had two sons. i167866 "The younger of them said to his father, i167867 'Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.' i167868 So he divided his wealth between them. i167923 i167869 "And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, i167870 and there he squandered his estate with loose living. i167871 "Now when he had spent everything, i167872 a severe famine occurred in that country, i167873 and he began to be impoverished. i167874 "So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, i167875 and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. i167876 "And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, i167877 and no one was giving anything to him. i167878 "But when he came to his senses, i167879 he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, i167880 but I am dying here with hunger! i167881 'I will get up and go to my father, i167882 and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; i167883 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; i167884 make me as one of your hired men."' i167885 "So he got up and came to his father. i167924 i167886 But while he was still a long way off, i167887 his father saw him and felt compassion for him, i167888 and ran and embraced him and kissed him. i167925 i167889 "And the son said to him, i167890 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; i167891 I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' i167926 i167892 "But the father said to his slaves, i167893 'Quickly bring out i167894 the best robe and put it on him, i167895 and put a ring on his hand i167896 and sandals on his feet; i167897 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; i167898 for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; i167899 he was lost and has been found.' i167900 And they began to celebrate. i167927 i167901 "Now his older son was in the field, i167902 and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. i167903 "And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be. i167904 "And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, i167905 and your father has killed the fattened calf i167906 because he has received him back safe and sound.' i167907 "But he became angry and was not willing to go in; i167908 and his father came out and began pleading with him. i167909 "But he answered and said to his father, i167910 'Look! For so many years I have been serving you i167911 and I have never neglected a command of yours; i167912 and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; i167913 but when this son of yours came, i167914 who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, i167915 you killed the fattened calf for him.' i167928 i167916 "And he said to him, 'Son, you have always been with me, i167917 and all that is mine is yours. i167918 'But we had to celebrate and rejoice, i167919 for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, i167920 and was lost and has been found.'" 1 1 1 nasb 25 a 50 discourse
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