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A LESSON FROM THE WAYWARD SON


Luke 15:17-24 (Read it!) If you're familiar with this story, you know this truth. But perhaps it's time to re-visit the message within.......The younger son, like many who are rebellious and immature, wanted to be free to live as he pleased, and he had to hit rock bottom before he came to his senses. It often takes great sorrow and tragedy to cause people to look to the only One who can help them – Jesus. Are you trying to live life your own way, selfishly putting aside any responsibility or commitment that has become inconvenient or gotten in your way? STOP AND LOOK BEFORE YOU HIT ROCK BOTTOM! You will save yourself and your family much grief, heartache, trouble and pain. Jesus said, "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father, but is from the world. (1 John 2:15-7). In Matthew 6 Jesus says, "But seek first the kingdom of GOD and His righteousness......."

Luke 15:17-24 (Read it!) If you're familiar with this story, you know this truth. But perhaps it's time to re-visit the message within.......The younger son, like many who are rebellious and immature, wanted to be free to live as he pleased, and he had to hit rock bottom before he came to his senses. It often takes great sorrow and tragedy to cause people to look to the only One who can help them – Jesus. Are you trying to live life your own way, selfishly putting aside any responsibility or commitment that has become inconvenient or gotten in your way? STOP AND LOOK BEFORE YOU HIT ROCK BOTTOM! You will save yourself and your family much grief, heartache, trouble and pain. Jesus said, "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father, but is from the world. (1 John 2:15-7). In Matthew 6 Jesus says, "But seek first the kingdom of GOD and His righteousness......."


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