A Father s Love for a Prodigal Son

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "A Father s Love for a Prodigal Son"

Transcription

1 Sunday August 9, 2015 Phone: Pastor David Miklas Message: Christian Life Text: Luke 15:11-24 A Father s Love for a Prodigal Son INTRODUCTION: Let me pose a thought-provoking question to you. What should your response be to a sinning Christian who comes to themselves and turns from their sins? Now, as you think about the answer to that question, turn with me to Luke 15. Here we have the familiar story we call "The Parable of the Prodigal Son." The word prodigal means "wasteful." This story could also be called 'The Parable of the Loving Father." Briefly, I want to review the EXPERIENCES of the prodigal son, before I share the EXPRESSIONS of the father towards his son. FIRST: Rebellion - He went into a far country, Luke 15: And he said, A certain man had two sons: (12) And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. (13) And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. (14) And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. (15) And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. (16) And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. It was perfectly legal for the younger son to ask for his share of the father's estate and even sell it, but it was certainly not a very loving thing on his part. It was as though he was saying to his father, "I wish you were dead." This young man was headed for trouble. We are always heading for trouble: Whenever we VALUE THINGS more than PEOPLE. Whenever we VALUE PLEASURE more than DUTY, and Whenever we VALUE DISTANT SCENES more than the BLESSINGS we have right at home. Remember this, "A covetous person can never be satisfied. A dissatisfied heart always leads to a disappointed life. The prodigal learned the hard way that you cannot enjoy the things money can buy if you ignore the things money cannot buy. This younger son dreamed of "ENJOYING" his freedom far from home and away from his father and older brother. He wanted to have his own way, so he REBELLED against his own father. But life in the far country was not what he expected. As his resources ran out, his friends left him, and a famine came. You know what? The boy was forced to DO for a stranger what he would NOT DO for his own father - GO TO WORK! This scene in the drama is our Lord's way of emphasizing what SIN really does in the lives of those who reject the Father's will. Sin promises freedom, but it only brings slavery. Sin promises success, but it brings failure. Sin promises life, but "the wages of sin is death." Page 1

2 The boy thought he would "FIND HIMSELF," but he only "LOST HIMSELF." When God is LEFT OUT of our lives, ENJOYMENT becomes ENSLAVEMENT! SECOND: Repentance - He came to himself: Luke 15: And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! (18) I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, (19) And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. To repent means to change your mind, and that is exactly what this young man did. He "CAME TO HIMSELF," because up to this point he had not really, "BEEN HIMSELF." True repentance involves the WILL as well as the MIND and the EMOTIONS. Notice verse 18 where he said: "I will arise... I will go, I will say..." Our resolutions may be noble, but unless we act upon them, they can never of themselves bring about any permanent good. If repentance is truly the work of God, then the sinner will obey God. THIRD: Rejoicing - He came to the father, Luke 15: And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. (21) And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. (22) But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: (23) And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: (24) For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. I want you to notice as the father WELCOMES the prodigal he never permitted the son to finish his CONFESSION. He INTERRUPTED him, FORGAVE him, and ordered the celebration to begin. Here you have in part the answer to my opening question. When someone comes to themselves, our action ought to be FORGIVENESS, no longer addressing the issue, REJOICING in their repentance, and HELPING TO RESTORE them to their place in the family once again. In Eastern culture, old men do not usually run; yet this father ran to meet his son. WHY? One obvious reason was his love for him and his desire to show that love. But there is something else involved. This wayward son had brought DISGRACE to his family and village and, according to Deuteronomy 21:18-21, he should have been stoned to death. If the neighbors had started to stone him, they would have hit the father who was embracing him! Oh, what a picture of what Jesus did for us on the cross! Remember this: the compassion of God is followed by swift moments. He is slow to anger, but He is quick to bless. He does not take any time to consider how he shall show His love to repentant prodigals; that was all done long ago through eternal love at Calvary. Everything the younger son had hoped to find in the far country, he discovered back home: Clothes, Jewelry, Joyful celebration, Love, and Assurance for the future! Page 2

3 What made the difference? Instead of saying, "FATHER, GIVE ME!" he said, "FATHER, MAKE ME!" He was willing to be a servant! The father did not make him "earn" his forgiveness; He gave him forgiveness. In the far country, the prodigal learned the meaning of MISERY, but back home, he discovered the meaning of MERCY. Had the boy been dealt with according to the law, there would have been a FUNERAL, not a FEAST. What a beautiful illustration of Psalm 103:10-14 where we read, He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. (11) For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. (12) As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. (13) Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. Notice the father s concluding words in verse 24, For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. This is the spiritual experience of every lost sinner who comes to God the father through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Now I want us to turn our attention to the EXPRESSIONS of the father. I said we could call this "The Parable of the Loving FATHER." Now notice several things from Luke 15:20: And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. FIRST: The father saw his son. There is a great deal of meaning in the word SAW: He saw from where he had come. He saw the swine herder s dress. He saw the filthy hands and feet. He saw the rags and the repentant look. He saw what he had been and what he was. God has a way of seeing us in a way you and I cannot understand. He sees right through us at a glance, as if we were made of glass. He sees all our past, present and future - and still loves us. "When he was yet a great way off, his father saw him." It was not with icy eyes and a sarcastic voice that he said It's about time you have come home. Rather the father looked on his returning son and had compassion on him. SECOND: The father had compassion on him. The father felt for him. There was no anger in his heart towards his son. He had nothing but pity for the poor boy that had lived in willful sin. Oh, it was true it was the boy s fault. Oh, it was true the boy had chosen to sin. But that did not come before the father's mind, neither does our sin come before our Lord. Thank God for his mercy and his loving compassion. THIRD: The father kissed him. "He fell on his neck and kissed him." Notice the Page 3

4 language of the Greek indicates that he " kissed him much." There stood the son ready to confess his sin, and there was the father around his neck kissing him much. Stop for a moment and first picture this boy in the far country with all the bright lights and then picture him in the hog pen. If you have never experienced one, the hog pen was especially repulsive for a Jewish boy. Now picture the father running up to the boy, hugging and kissing him. Someone said, "The more willing thou art to own thy sin, the more willing is God to forgive thee. When thou dost make a clean break of it, God will soon make a clear record of it. He will wipe out the sin that thou dost willingly acknowledge and humbly confess before Him. He that was willing to use his lips for confession, found that his father was willing to use his lips for kissing him." What does this much kissing mean? Let me suggest SEVEN things that could be thought of as part of "the father kissed the son much." As we progress, Think of these things as ways our Heavenly Father reacts to us, as well as ways the prodigal son s father reacted to him, and Think of these as ways we are to react to sinners who come to God. Number 1: They were kisses of Love. Much kissing translated to much love felt. When the father kissed him much, the prodigal son knew that his father loved him. I suspect this is the way we feel toward God when we have come to Him, confessed our sins, and now know forgiveness and the breath of His love. Oh, the immeasurable love of God to sinners who come and cast themselves upon His mercy! Number 2: The much kissing meant much forgiveness: The prodigal had many sins to confess, but before he came to the details of them, his father had forgiven him. Notice again verse And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. (22) But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: This is marvelous, is it not? The father NEVER discussed the details of the boy s SIN. Do you know what most of us do? We dig and dig and dig at the sinner until we get the last drop of details out of them and then destroy them. NO, NO, NO, a thousand times NO! When you come into my study, I can assure you that I don't want to know details, times, places, or people. It is enough that you have confessed everything to God and are ready to be reconciled. IT'S OVER, LET'S REJOICE, AND WORK TOGETHER TO RESTORE YOU! From this point of view, those kisses meant, "Your sin is all gone and will never be mentioned anymore. As a thick cloud, you have had your transgressions blotted out. This much kissing seemed to say, "There is no soreness left: I have not only forgiven, but I have forgotten too. It is all gone, clean gone. I will NEVER love you any less. I will NEVER treat you as though you are still an unworthy and untrustworthy person." Page 4

5 There stood the prodigal, overwhelmed by his father's goodness, yet remembering his past life. As he looked on himself and thought, 'I have these old rags on still, and I have just come from feeding the swine,' I can imagine that his father would give him another kiss, as much as to say, "My boy, I do NOT RECOLLECT the past; I am so glad to see you that I do not see any filth on you, or any rags on you either. I am so delighted to have you with me once again; you are so precious to me. This is the gracious and glorious way in which God treats those who return to Him. As for their sin, He has put it away so that He will not remember it ever again. Number 3: These were the kisses of full restoration. Notice again what the son was going to say to the father in verse 19, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. But with a kiss, his father stopped him. Do we really understand what it means to feel the love and the warmth of one who loves you and has a desire to return you to your rightful place? Many a parent understands this when they greet a wayward child. Many a husband and many a wife understands this when they greet a wayward spouse. It was like the father saying, "My boy, you are my son, no matter how far you have gone into sin you belong to me. You are bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh." You will notice the father restored him to his place in the family. He didn't say son you must prove yourself. He didn't say son you must do this and this. He didn't say son you must put yourself on the shelf first and become a servant. NO, NO, NO, a thousand times No! In verse 20 he said. "For this my son... He was a son before he sinned, he is a son after he sinned. God forgives and restores. Let me repeat that, God forgives and restores. Number 4: These were kisses of exceeding joy. Notice please v.22 "... and let us eat and be merry." Let s go back to the other two parables of this chapter. In the parable of the lost sheep, what is the response when the lost sheep was found? Notice from verses 5-6 the results in heaven when a sinner is saved, And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. (6) And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. What was the response when the lost coin was found verses 9-10? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. (10) Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Oh, when the sinner comes back, I believe that God delights in the very sight of him. Folks, when a sinner comes to Jesus there is REJOICING IN HEAVEN. For us, there ought to be much shouting of AMEN, PRAISE THE LORD, and GLORY TO GOD! The father's kisses were kisses of exceeding joy. Number 5: These were kisses of overflowing comfort. I can only guess this from the context. This poor young man was so conscious of his guilt that he hardly had the courage to face his father. So his father gives him a kiss, as much as to say, "Come, boy, don't be cast down; I love you." Page 5

6 "Oh, the past, the past, my father!" he might moan, as he thought of his wasted years; but he had no sooner said that than he received another kiss, as if his father said, "Never mind the past; I have forgotten all about that." Is this not the Lord's way with His saved ones? Their past lies hidden under the blood of the atonement. The Lord said in Jeremiah 50:20, "The iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found, for I will pardon them..." But then, the young man looked down on his foul garments and said, "The present my father, the present, what a dreadful state I am in!" And with another kiss comes the answer, "Never mind the present, my boy. I am content to have thee as thou art. I love thee." Oh, but as the boy looked at his rags, smelt the smell of the hogs, he might have said, "the future, my father, the future! What would you think if I should ever go astray again?" Then no doubt came another kiss and the father would have said, "I will see to the future, my boy; I will make home so bright for you that you will never want to go away again." Number 6: These were kisses of strong assurance. The father kissed his son much to make him quite certain that it was ALL REAL. The prodigal son, in receiving these many kisses, might have said to himself, "All this love must be true, for a little while ago I heard the grunts of the hogs. Now I have the kisses of my father! The father put the assurance of this poor returning prodigal beyond all doubt. If the first kisses were given privately, when only the father and the son were present, it is quite certain that afterwards he kisses him before men, where others could see him. Number 7: These were kisses of fellowship. We now come to the final kiss: WELCOME HOME SON, WELCOME HOME SON. Remember my opening question? Here it is again, What should your response be to a sinning Christian who comes to themselves and turns from their sins? I believe in this parable we have the answer. There ought to be: The kisses of Love, The kisses of Forgiveness, The kisses of Restoration, The kisses of Joy, The kisses of Comfort, The kisses of Strong Assurance, and The kisses of Fellowship: WELCOME HOME! Would you please turn with me to Galatians 6:1 and let us read this together, Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Just remember TODAY you may be the father who kisses much the returning prodigal. But TOMORROW you may have need of the fathers kissing you much because you have become the returning prodigal. *********************************************************************** If God has spoken to your heart after reading the sermon, A Father s Love for a Prodigal Son, right now talk to God about what He has spoken to you. Do you have the assurance that one day you will go to heaven? If you have no assurance that you know Jesus Christ, then I trust you will decide to accept Him as your personal Savior. The Bible tells us in Page 6

7 Acts 16:31,...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved... Romans 10:13, For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. This prayer is here for those who need to ask Jesus to be their personal Savior: I do want to go to Heaven. I know I am a sinner, and I do believe Jesus Christ died for me. I realize I cannot buy this great salvation, nor can I earn it. Knowing Jesus died on the cross and arose from the grave to pay my sin debt and to purchase my salvation, I do now trust Him as my Savior, and from this moment on I am completely depending on Him for my salvation. If you made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, please let me know. Please send an to and I will send you some literature that will help you in your Christian life. The Weekly SERMON was sent as a ministry of Bible Baptist Ministry, 48 Alexie Rd., Hanover Township, PA Privacy policy: your address will not be sold, or shared with any third party. Copy write permission: Because the Weekly SERMONS will be reproduced into other formats, PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING: The Weekly SERMON in its original form, without any changes, may be copied and re-transmitted by electronic mail, and copies may be printed for individual or ministry purposes, provided that such copying, re-transmission, printing, or other use is not for profit or other commercial purpose. Any copying, re-transmission, distribution, printing, or other use of the Weekly SERMON must set forth in full the heading that is given before each Weekly SERMON. Any other request for use, please contact Bible Baptist Ministries at or by phone at Page 7

International Bible Lessons Commentary Luke 15:11-24

International Bible Lessons Commentary Luke 15:11-24 International Bible Lessons Commentary Luke 15:11-24 King James Version International Bible Lessons Sunday, April 24, 2016 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School Lessons

More information

The Faithfulness of God

The Faithfulness of God Sunday January 13, 2013 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message Christian Living 2013 - #01 Text: I Corinthians 4:1-2 The Faithfulness of God Introduction: In Proverbs

More information

THEY THAT MORN MATTHEW 5

THEY THAT MORN MATTHEW 5 Text: Matthew 5:4 THEY THAT MORN MATTHEW 5 Matthew 5:4 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Introduction: Remember - The Beatitudes are all: 1. Spiritual 2. Unpopular 3. Present

More information

Three Things The Devil Wants To Do

Three Things The Devil Wants To Do Three Things The Devil Wants To Do by Ellis P. Forsman Three Things The Devil Wants To Do 1 Three Things The Devil Wants To Do by Ellis P. Forsman October 15, 2011 Three Things The Devil Wants To Do 2

More information

Justified Peace With God

Justified Peace With God Sunday June 15, 2014 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message Romans Justification Text: Romans 5:1-11 Justified Peace With God Introduction: Turn with me to one of

More information

LET S PARTY! A.M. TEXT: Luke 15

LET S PARTY! A.M. TEXT: Luke 15 LET S PARTY! TEXT: Luke 15 INTRODUCTION: I am often asked, Why do you like to go to Brazil? For the most part, the answer is the same answer I would give to the question, Why do you like to go on mission?

More information

How do I Develop a Relationship with God?

How do I Develop a Relationship with God? How do I Develop a Relationship with God? II. Desire for Relationship Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8 Desires that Interfere with Relationships Luke 15:11-32 The Younger Son Desired

More information

Parables. Unveiling God s Truth through Stories SESSION 1

Parables. Unveiling God s Truth through Stories SESSION 1 SESSION 1 Parables Unveiling God s Truth through Stories The Prodigal Son parable is without dispute one of the finest examples of storytelling ever with its penetrating appeal to hearers emotions and

More information

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord is My Shepherd Sunday November 16, 2014 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message: Psalm 23 - #4 Text: Psalm 23:1-6 Introduction: The Lord is My Shepherd If I were to ask for your favorite

More information

The Prodigal Son Luke 15:1-2, Before we start, I have some questions for you: In this parable, who does the younger son

The Prodigal Son Luke 15:1-2, Before we start, I have some questions for you: In this parable, who does the younger son I. Introduction: The Prodigal Son Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 Before we start, I have some questions for you: In this parable, who does the younger son March 29, 2009 represent? Sinners (tax collectors) How about

More information

"Preserved for Glory"

Preserved for Glory Sunday November 2, 2008 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail pdmikbbm@aol.com Message # 7 Romans Chapter 8 Text: Romans 8:31-39 "Preserved for Glory" Introduction: Today we bring to a close our

More information

Which brother are you? Luke 13:31-35

Which brother are you? Luke 13:31-35 Which brother are you? Luke 13:31-35 And he [Jesus] said, There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' And

More information

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

The Parable of the Prodigal Son The Parable of the Prodigal Son Scriptures Luke 15:11-32 Note: the word prodigal is not found in the Bible (KJV) definition of prodigal: "spending money wastefully, extravagantly" parables not always named

More information

Text: Luke 15:13 - And not many days after, the younger son gathered all

Text: Luke 15:13 - And not many days after, the younger son gathered all Day One The Prodigal Life Text: Luke 15:13 - And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. Also read

More information

Character - Seeking Wise Counsel

Character - Seeking Wise Counsel Sunday July 24, 2016 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message: Developing Godly Character - #18 Text: Proverbs 19:20-21; 11:14; 16:3-7 Character - Seeking Wise Counsel

More information

The Joy Of Restoration

The Joy Of Restoration The Joy Of Restoration Intro: As a basis for our study together, turn to Luke 15. This chapter is full of good things. It is one of the better-known chapters in the Bible, often called the Threefold Parable.

More information

International Bible Lesson Commentary Luke 15:11-24

International Bible Lesson Commentary Luke 15:11-24 International Bible Lessons Commentary Luke 15:11-24 New American Standard Bible International Bible Lessons Sunday, April 24, 2016 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School

More information

He Restoreth My Soul

He Restoreth My Soul Sunday January 25, 2015 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message: Psalm 23 - #9 Text: Psalm 23:1-6 He Restoreth My Soul INTRODUCTION: We again return to our study in

More information

and WANTED PARTY ANIMAL Dead Alive WHAT IS A PARABLE?

and WANTED PARTY ANIMAL Dead Alive WHAT IS A PARABLE? WHAT IS A PARABLE? Mark Vitalis Hoffman www.crossmarks.com Parables function as metaphors challenging or inviting the audience into a new or deeper experience of God s dominion,, a dominion identified

More information

GOD WANTS US TO COME BACK TO HIM

GOD WANTS US TO COME BACK TO HIM Jesus told this story. There was a father who had two sons. One day the younger son asked for a lot of money so he could leave home. The father gave him the money, and the son went to a far away place.

More information

and WANTED Dead Alive

and WANTED Dead Alive WHAT IS A PARABLE? Mark Vitalis Hoffman www.crossmarks.com Parables function as metaphors challenging or inviting the audience into a new or deeper experience of God s dominion, a dominion identified with

More information

God of Fairness or Mercy? Message by DD Adams Providence United Methodist Church Communion Sunday 4th Sunday In Lent March 6, 2016

God of Fairness or Mercy? Message by DD Adams Providence United Methodist Church Communion Sunday 4th Sunday In Lent March 6, 2016 God of Fairness or Mercy? Message by DD Adams Providence United Methodist Church Communion Sunday 4th Sunday In Lent March 6, 2016 This mornings Scripture reading comes from the gospel of Luke, chapter

More information

Reconciliation Weekend Penance Service

Reconciliation Weekend Penance Service Reconciliation Weekend Penance Service This has been put together to help priests and parishes that would like to incorporate a Penance Service during the observation of the Diocese of Fall River s Reconciliation

More information

Perils of Apostate DECEPTION in the Fellowship of God

Perils of Apostate DECEPTION in the Fellowship of God Sunday May 19, 2013 Phone: 570-829-5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail pastormiklas@aol.com Message #7 Saints Fellowship with God Text: I John 2:18-27 Perils of Apostate DECEPTION in the Fellowship of God

More information

Thy Rod and Thy Staff

Thy Rod and Thy Staff Sunday April, 12, 2015 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message: Psalm 23 - #13 Text: Psalm 23:1-6 Thy Rod and Thy Staff INTRODUCTION: Again notice these incredible

More information

Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit

Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit Sunday March 21, 2010 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail pdmikbbm@aol.com Message #7 Seven Words of Christ at Calvary Text: Luke 23:46 Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit Introduction:

More information

Isaiah prophesizes Jesus

Isaiah prophesizes Jesus Isaiah prophesizes Jesus Main Scriptures: Isaiah 7:14, 9:1~7, 40:1~11, 52:13~53:12 The Prophet Isaiah lived about 2,700 years back. Isaiah received the Word from God and spoke to the people. Isaiah warned

More information

We Are God s Ambassadors 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:11-32 Pastor James York March 10, 2013

We Are God s Ambassadors 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:11-32 Pastor James York March 10, 2013 We Are God s Ambassadors 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:11-32 Pastor James York March 10, 2013 Alex Stevenson says. The Kingdom of God is like a Prince who comes upon a man sick and dying. Taking pity

More information

Grace Illustrated. By Dave Roberson

Grace Illustrated. By Dave Roberson Grace Illustrated By Dave Roberson Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture notations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. Grace Illustrated By Dave Roberson ISBN 1-929339-05-4 ISBN 978-1-929339-05-1

More information

THE PRODIGAL GOD Luke 15:11-31 Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14, 2010

THE PRODIGAL GOD Luke 15:11-31 Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14, 2010 THE PRODIGAL GOD Luke 15:11-31 Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14, 2010 This is a Parable concerning a man with two sons. While verses 11-24 describe the younger of the two, verses 25-31 deal with the older

More information

Historical context. Content of Luke 15

Historical context. Content of Luke 15 GD18 - He was lost and is found (Luke 15 & 17) May 24, 2003 Goose Creek Ward, Ashburn VA Stake S. Kurt Neumiller Historical context Luke 15-17 occur at the same time period as last week s lesson, and the

More information

According to Jewish Law, the elder son received a double-portion or twice the allotment of other children.

According to Jewish Law, the elder son received a double-portion or twice the allotment of other children. Introduction Certain stories are timeless. We seldom lose sheep, but we have lost our dog or cat and stapled wanted posters on telephone poles. Few things are more agonizing for parents than when a child

More information

Sunday October 18, 2015 Phone: Message # 3 Names of God Text: Genesis 15:1-2; Psalm 8:1-8; Romans 10:9-10.

Sunday October 18, 2015 Phone: Message # 3 Names of God Text: Genesis 15:1-2; Psalm 8:1-8; Romans 10:9-10. Sunday October 18, 2015 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail pastormiklas@aol.com Message # 3 Names of God Text: Genesis 15:1-2; Psalm 8:1-8; Romans 10:9-10 Adonai (Lord) INTRODUCTION: In Genesis

More information

"The Church of One Accord"

The Church of One Accord Sunday May 23, 2010 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail pdmikbbm@aol.com Message Power and Glory in the Church Text: Acts 1:14; I Peter 1:23-2:3 "The Church of One Accord" Introduction: Please

More information

Parables of Jesus The Prodigal God Luke 15:11-32

Parables of Jesus The Prodigal God Luke 15:11-32 Parables of Jesus The Prodigal God Luke 15:11-32 1 9.18.2016 BIG Idea: INTRODUCTION Welcome! I m excited to be starting our series on the parables of Jesus today. Between now and Thanksgiving we are going

More information

The Prodigal Son September 24, 2017 Rev. Melanie Homan

The Prodigal Son September 24, 2017 Rev. Melanie Homan The Prodigal Son September 24, 2017 Rev. Melanie Homan Luke 15:11-32 11 Then Jesus [b] said, There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the share of the

More information

Sunday December 4, 2016 Phone: Message #16 Saints Fellowship with God Text: I John 5: The Sin Unto Death

Sunday December 4, 2016 Phone: Message #16 Saints Fellowship with God Text: I John 5: The Sin Unto Death Sunday December 4, 2016 Phone: 570-829-5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message #16 Saints Fellowship with God Text: I John 5:16-17 The Sin Unto Death INTRODUCTION: From the book of

More information

Annual Sermons: Vol. 5 No. 10 Text: Acts 2:38,16-31

Annual Sermons: Vol. 5 No. 10 Text: Acts 2:38,16-31 Annual Sermons: Vol. 5 No. 10 Text: Acts 2:38,16-31 Concord Baptist Church: 1991 Bob Marcaurelle THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS Forgiveness is the layman s word for salvation. Long theological terms like justification

More information

Forgiveness vs. Reconciliation Teen Handout

Forgiveness vs. Reconciliation Teen Handout Forgiveness vs. Reconciliation Teen Handout Flame I Lesson Week 14 February 28, 2016 FORGIVENESS IS giving up my right to hurt you, for hurting me wiping the slate clean, to pardon, to cancel a debt giving

More information

Lost and Found by Rev. Thomas A. (Tommy) Williams. March 6, 2016 Fourth Sunday in Lent. 8:30 and 11:05 a.m. St. Paul s

Lost and Found by Rev. Thomas A. (Tommy) Williams. March 6, 2016 Fourth Sunday in Lent. 8:30 and 11:05 a.m. St. Paul s Lost and Found by Rev. Thomas A. (Tommy) Williams March 6, 2016 Fourth Sunday in Lent 8:30 and 11:05 a.m. St. Paul s United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street Houston, Texas 77004-6917 713-528-0527 www.stpaulshouston.org

More information

SUNDAY WORSHIP. INVOCATION The prayer that formally opens the worship experience asking for God s blessing PRAISE & WORSHIP SCRIPTURE PRAYER

SUNDAY WORSHIP. INVOCATION The prayer that formally opens the worship experience asking for God s blessing PRAISE & WORSHIP SCRIPTURE PRAYER 1 SUNDAY WORSHIP CALL TO WORSHIP Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His

More information

Eternity in Our Hearts --Student s Guide--

Eternity in Our Hearts --Student s Guide-- Eternity in Our Hearts --Student s Guide-- Dean C. Halverson International Students, Inc. Email: dhalverson@isionline.org Phone: 719-597-6703 Colorado Springs, CO Lesson 1: The Context of Our Lives After

More information

A crown is a symbol of separation and distinction. A crown signifies superiority and dignity.

A crown is a symbol of separation and distinction. A crown signifies superiority and dignity. Overcoming the Pain of Waiting for Your Prodigal Pastor Eddie Turner Sunday, November 5, 2017 Luke 15:11-24(NLT)- Jesus told them this story: A man had two sons. 12 The younger son told his father, I want

More information

FINDING THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE

FINDING THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. :10 Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all

More information

Thousands of honest individuals are battling

Thousands of honest individuals are battling Peace and Pardon From the Bible Thousands of honest individuals are battling a guilt complex and also searching for satisfying answers to life. Perhaps these selected passages of Scripture can help you

More information

As good as some of the above may be, not one of these constitutes the New Birth experience of being Born Again.

As good as some of the above may be, not one of these constitutes the New Birth experience of being Born Again. Introduction: What The New Birth Experience Is Not Confirmation Church membership Water Baptism Card signing Taking the Sacrament Shaking the Pastor s hand Saying prayers Memorizing creeds Being morally

More information

God's Grace to the Humble - Part 2

God's Grace to the Humble - Part 2 Sunday March 18, 2012 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message: Book of James - #19 Text: James 4:6-12 God's Grace to the Humble - Part 2 Introduction: In our last message

More information

Selections from the King James Bible. The King James Bible

Selections from the King James Bible. The King James Bible Spiritual and Devotional Writings Selections from the King James Bible RI 1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support inferences drawn from the text. RI 9 Analyze foundational documents of historical

More information

Sunday September 30, 2012 Phone: Message Pride Text: Proverbs 16:18; Romans 12:3. The Sin of Pride

Sunday September 30, 2012 Phone: Message Pride Text: Proverbs 16:18; Romans 12:3. The Sin of Pride Sunday September 30, 2012 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pdmikbbm@aol.com Message Pride Text: Proverbs 16:18; Romans 12:3 The Sin of Pride Introduction: In Romans 12:3 we read, For I say,

More information

The Lord is there (Jehovah - Shammah)

The Lord is there (Jehovah - Shammah) Sunday January 17, 2016 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail pastormiklas@aol.com Message # 10 Names of God Text: Ezekiel 48:35; Psalms 139:1-18 The Lord is there (Jehovah - Shammah) Introduction:

More information

The Holy Eucharist: Rite One The Word of God November 26, 2017 Christ the King

The Holy Eucharist: Rite One The Word of God November 26, 2017 Christ the King The Holy Eucharist: Rite One The Word of God November 26, 2017 Christ the King Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen. Almighty God, unto whom all

More information

Atonement: The Savior s. The Prophet Joseph Smith ( ) was asked, What are the fundamental FOUNDATION OF TRUE CHRISTIANITY

Atonement: The Savior s. The Prophet Joseph Smith ( ) was asked, What are the fundamental FOUNDATION OF TRUE CHRISTIANITY 20 Ensign The Savior s Atonement: By Elder Robert D. Hales Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles FOUNDATION OF TRUE CHRISTIANITY We will all be resurrected and become immortal because of the atoning sacrifice

More information

What Means these Stones?

What Means these Stones? Sunday August 27, 2017 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas E-mail:pastormiklas@aol.com Message #05 The Book of Joshua Text: Joshua 4:1-24 What Means these Stones? INTRODUCTION: In our continued study

More information

God and the Rebellious

God and the Rebellious Series: Treasures of the Parables Author: Ray C. Stedman Read the Scripture: Luke 15:11-24 The parable of the lost son is the most famous of all our Lord's illustrations. Probably no parable our Lord ever

More information

What Is Repentance? (Adapted from Raymond Woodward s Life Course 101)

What Is Repentance? (Adapted from Raymond Woodward s Life Course 101) What Is Repentance? (Adapted from Raymond Woodward s Life Course 101) Enter But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that whish is lawful and

More information

God Keeps His Promises

God Keeps His Promises Psalm 69: 13 But as for me, LORD, my prayer to You is for a time of favour. In Your abundant, faithful love, God, answer me with Your sure salvation. A God of Faithfulness How faithful are you? When does

More information

Make-Up Work for Confession Class 4

Make-Up Work for Confession Class 4 Make-Up Work for Confession Class 4 for First Confession and First Communion Sacramental Prep (for Candidates in Grades 2-5 on Thursday evenings) Notes to Parents for Make-Up Work: (1) Please try to remember

More information

Overcoming Guilt No. 167

Overcoming Guilt No. 167 Introduction. Overcoming Guilt No. 167 I. One the great problems of life is guilt. It is a strong emotion that can take the joy out of living and torment us and make us miserable and wretched. II. This

More information

Back to the Top. Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Back to the Top. Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Repent= re=back, turn Pent=To the top, like penthouse Repent= return back to the top! Back to the Top Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations,

More information

I. FIRST, WE ARE TOLD THAT CHRIST HIMSELF IS THE ON WHO PROVIDES HIS MINISTERS Ephesians 4: 11: And he gave and he still does.

I. FIRST, WE ARE TOLD THAT CHRIST HIMSELF IS THE ON WHO PROVIDES HIS MINISTERS Ephesians 4: 11: And he gave and he still does. Series: Ephesians Title: Christ Gave Preachers For Text: Ephesians 4: 11-12 Date: April 20, 2014 Place: SGBC, New Jersey Ephesians 4: 8: Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity

More information

A WORTHY FATHER (Luke 15:11-32)

A WORTHY FATHER (Luke 15:11-32) A WORTHY FATHER (Luke 15:11-32) A. It s no surprise that the word "father" appears in the dictionary just before the word "fatigued" & just after the word "fathead." B. Telephone companies report that

More information

BRIGHT STAR COMMUNITY CHURCH. O give thanks Psalm 118:1 (KJV) 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

BRIGHT STAR COMMUNITY CHURCH. O give thanks Psalm 118:1 (KJV) 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. BRIGHT STAR COMMUNITY CHURCH O give thanks Psalm 118:1 (KJV) 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. 1 Chronicles 16: 25 36 25 For great is the LORD and most

More information

Spiritual Pathfinder

Spiritual Pathfinder Spiritual Pathfinder WHEN YOU ARE WEAK AND NEED STRENGTH Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NRSV He gives power to those who are

More information

SUNDAY SCHOOL SPRING QUARTER, A Study in Luke 13:22 24:53

SUNDAY SCHOOL SPRING QUARTER, A Study in Luke 13:22 24:53 Adult Quarterly SUNDAY SCHOOL SPRING QUARTER, 2006 The Life of Christ His Passion A Study in Luke 13:22 24:53 QUARTERLY AIM: The Bible student will grow in appreciation of the love, sacrifice and passion

More information

A worship guide for children

A worship guide for children A worship guide for children Welcome And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, Let the children

More information

Doctrine of Hyper-sensitivity. 2. It is not good to be hypersensitive, meaning, it is not good to be quick to take offense, or be offended.

Doctrine of Hyper-sensitivity. 2. It is not good to be hypersensitive, meaning, it is not good to be quick to take offense, or be offended. 1 Doctrine of Hyper-sensitivity 1. It is good to be kind, sensitive, and to have a tender heart. Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's

More information

What does the Bible mean when it uses the term Saved. How broad is the term used in Scripture

What does the Bible mean when it uses the term Saved. How broad is the term used in Scripture What does the Bible mean when it uses the term Saved How broad is the term used in Scripture Can you explain Salvation as it is revealed through New Testament Scriptures? A Prophecy in Scripture taken

More information

Text: John 14:1-31 Subject: Christ s Comfort for His People Reading: Romans 8:1-39

Text: John 14:1-31 Subject: Christ s Comfort for His People Reading: Romans 8:1-39 Sermon #97 John s Gospel Title: Text: John 14:1-31 Subject: Christ s Comfort for His People Reading: Romans 8:1-39 1 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk

More information

O o. ... Obey is better than sacrifice... I Samuel 15:22. ABC s of the Christian Life for Youth

O o. ... Obey is better than sacrifice... I Samuel 15:22. ABC s of the Christian Life for Youth Oo O o... Obey is better than sacrifice... I Samuel 15:22 ABC s of the Christian Life for Youth Obedience is one of the most important words for a Christian to learn. To obey is to do what others ask.

More information

Lent Midweek 2 Blessed Are the Penitent Psalm 32 February 26, 2015

Lent Midweek 2 Blessed Are the Penitent Psalm 32 February 26, 2015 Lent Midweek 2 Blessed Are the Penitent Psalm 32 February 26, 2015 HYMN Jesus Sat with His Disciples 1 Jesus sat with His disciples On a mountainside one day; As the crowds of people gathered, He began

More information

"And the Pharisees and scribes grumbled, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."

And the Pharisees and scribes grumbled, saying, This man receives sinners and eats with them. Trinity 3 Micah 7:18-20 1 Peter 5:6-11 Luke 15:1-32 Jesus Sinners Doth Receive Pastor James Preus Trinity Lutheran Church June 12, 2016 "And the Pharisees and scribes grumbled, saying, "This man receives

More information

Valley Bible Church Sermon Transcript

Valley Bible Church Sermon Transcript Grace Travels Downhill James 4:7-10 Part Two We are once again returning to the Book of James. Hopefully you will again remember James was primarily written to help professing believers know whether or

More information

I. God Blesses the Heart That is Broken

I. God Blesses the Heart That is Broken THE BEATITUDES #4 Mourning. Pt 2 Matthew 5 1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

More information

Session 6 God s Superior Love: How God Feels about Us (Song 1:2)

Session 6 God s Superior Love: How God Feels about Us (Song 1:2) INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER MIKE BICKLE THE SONG OF SONGS I. REVIEW: THE SUPERIOR PLEASURES IN THE GRACE OF GOD A. The Bride referred to the superior pleasures of the Word. This reveals her theology

More information

Worship God. Latreuo - means to serve, to render homage (is translated as to worship in Philippians 3:3, Acts 7:42, 24:14).

Worship God. Latreuo - means to serve, to render homage (is translated as to worship in Philippians 3:3, Acts 7:42, 24:14). Worship God Revelation 22:8-9: Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, See

More information

PARABLES OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

PARABLES OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN PARABLES OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 1. PARABLES. 1. Why speak in parables? (Mat 13:10 KJV) And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 2. For you to know the mysteries

More information

Christian Belief Session 1: The God of Grace

Christian Belief Session 1: The God of Grace Christian Belief Session 1: The God of Grace Grace can be defined as unmerited favor or a kindly disposition that leads to acts of kindness. Grace is most needed and best understood in the midst of sin

More information

Forgiving Self and Others. By Patti Soileau

Forgiving Self and Others. By Patti Soileau Forgiving Self and Others By Patti Soileau The Goals of Forgiveness Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. There was a

More information

Come. A Topical Study Eight Lessons. Bible Study Course

Come. A Topical Study Eight Lessons. Bible Study Course Come A Topical Study Eight Lessons Bible Study Course Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15 LESSON 1: COME

More information

THE CHURCH OF GOD SABBATH SCHOOL LESSONS

THE CHURCH OF GOD SABBATH SCHOOL LESSONS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS I. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath,

More information

BLOT OUT MINE TRANSGRESSIONS PSALMS 51

BLOT OUT MINE TRANSGRESSIONS PSALMS 51 BLOT OUT MINE TRANSGRESSIONS PSALMS 51 Text: Psalms 51:1 Psalms 51:1 1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

More information

GOD'S AMAZING GRACE. Today I will be sharing on the God s amazing grace. I will begin by looking at three passages of Scripture.

GOD'S AMAZING GRACE. Today I will be sharing on the God s amazing grace. I will begin by looking at three passages of Scripture. GOD'S AMAZING GRACE Today I will be sharing on the God s amazing grace. I will begin by looking at three passages of Scripture. The Apostle Paul wrote, And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses

More information

Introduction. Forgiving Others. Forgiving Others. Introduction. God Will Not Forgive Us If We Do Not forgive Others. Forgiving Others Commanded

Introduction. Forgiving Others. Forgiving Others. Introduction. God Will Not Forgive Us If We Do Not forgive Others. Forgiving Others Commanded Introduction Understanding why, when and how we are to forgive others Nothing more fundamental for Christians to understand and obey than the Lord s commands to forgive others as we have been forgiven

More information

Character - Developing Integrity of the Heart

Character - Developing Integrity of the Heart Sunday July 13, 2014 Phone: 570.829.5216 Pastor David Miklas e-mail: pastormiklas@aol.com Message: Developing Godly Character - #7 Text: Psalm 15:1-5 Character - Developing Integrity of the Heart Introduction:

More information

Sins Covered. v Outline: Ø Part 1: You Can Have You Sins Forgiven Ø Part 2: God Acts Ø Part 3: Apply This Psalm in Your Life Ø Part 4: Pray This Psalm

Sins Covered. v Outline: Ø Part 1: You Can Have You Sins Forgiven Ø Part 2: God Acts Ø Part 3: Apply This Psalm in Your Life Ø Part 4: Pray This Psalm Sins Covered Psalm 32:1-11 1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

More information

Job, in spite of all that he was allowed to go through said,

Job, in spite of all that he was allowed to go through said, 08/23/15 God s Mercy and Grace Text: Genesis 42 Particularly 42:24-28 Opening: This past week I have been reminded on a number of occasions of God s mercy in both my own personal time with God and our

More information

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. God so loved the world John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. God demonstrated his love in that

More information

Obedience. We Should Obey God Willingly What difference does it make to obey willingly rather than unwillingly?

Obedience. We Should Obey God Willingly What difference does it make to obey willingly rather than unwillingly? Obedience Chapter 35 We Should Obey God Willingly What difference does it make to obey willingly rather than unwillingly? When Jesus was on the earth, a lawyer asked Him a question: Master, which is the

More information

Parable Of The Lost Sheep

Parable Of The Lost Sheep Parable Of The Lost Sheep Lesson 4.04 The parable of the lost sheep and the parable of the lost coin are the perfect lessons on the heels of the lost son parable. God loves us and wants us safely in his

More information

Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions for Children. 2. Q. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Ref. Acts 17:25; John 6:29; Psalm 33:6-7

Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions for Children. 2. Q. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Ref. Acts 17:25; John 6:29; Psalm 33:6-7 Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions for Children 1. Q. Who made you? A. God Ref. Psalm 100:3; Genesis 1:27 2. Q. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Ref. Acts 17:25; John 6:29; Psalm 33:6-7

More information

Prayer Stations. Luke s telling of the Passion Story

Prayer Stations. Luke s telling of the Passion Story SETUP NOTES Prayer Stations Luke s telling of the Passion Story Around the space there will be 12 clearly identified Prayer Stations. These will predominantly be set out on top of tables. On each will

More information

THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER The Scriptural Reasons Why Every Christian Is Secure Eternally (Written for teachers) By Pastor Arthur L.

THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER The Scriptural Reasons Why Every Christian Is Secure Eternally (Written for teachers) By Pastor Arthur L. THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER The Scriptural Reasons Why Every Christian Is Secure Eternally (Written for teachers) By Pastor Arthur L. Watkins Eternal security simply means "once saved always saved".

More information

37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Sunday, August 28, 2016 Lesson Text: Matthew 22:35-40; Romans 12:1-2; 13:8-10 King James Version (KJV) I. THE TWO GREAT COMMANDMENTS (Matthew 22:35-40) 35. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him

More information

I Am Thine, O Lord #419

I Am Thine, O Lord #419 Call to Worship Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Joel

More information

Obedience to God's Word

Obedience to God's Word Obedience to God's Word I Samuel 15:1-3 1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of

More information

A Prayer Meeting In Hell

A Prayer Meeting In Hell A Prayer Meeting In Hell A Sermon delivered by Rev. Reginald Cranston on October 26, 1999 at Port Hope Free Presbyterian Church 184 Toronto Road Port Hope, Ontario CANADA L1A 3V5 (905) 885-2900 www.freepres.org/church.asp?porthope

More information

Sending. Fourth Sunday in Lent March 5-6, pm Service of Word and Sacrament 3/5 9:30am Service of Word and Sacrament 3/6

Sending. Fourth Sunday in Lent March 5-6, pm Service of Word and Sacrament 3/5 9:30am Service of Word and Sacrament 3/6 POST COMMUNION PRAYER A Let us Pray: O God, we thank you for gathering and feeding us as a mother hen embraces her young. Release us now to go on our way in these forty days, ready to see our work as prayer,

More information

Welcome to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Sunday, February 12, 2012 Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Sunday, February 12, 2012 Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. Welcome to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral Sunday, February 12, 2012 Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. Last Week s Sunday Services Contributions Candles $387.50 Trays $227.00 Attendance 150

More information

Daily Evening Prayer

Daily Evening Prayer Daily Evening Prayer Approved for Provincial Use The Anglican Church in North America Petertide, A.D. 2013 The Officiant may begin Evening Prayer by reading an opening sentence of Scripture found on pages

More information

Bible Memorization Plan 2018

Bible Memorization Plan 2018 Bible Memorization Plan 2018 Week Main Ref Main Verse Psalm Ref Psalm Verse 1/1 Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man, who walks not in the counsel

More information