17 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.
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.
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.o We were in the World
* Struggling to find peace
* Sin had us gripped
o We found Truth
1. Told God we were sorry
2. Gave up evil ways
* Going to places we shouldn’t
Results of Repentance:
* Gave Up Traditional Church
* Felt Clean
* Heart Cleaned Out
* Sins Gone (Load Lifted)Repentance is something man does
Until God accepts.
Oh, the new look on a person’s face!!!
* Took on the Name
* Power in the Name
* Feel so Clean
* Sins Remitted
> 1. My experience
> 2. Joel to Pentecost
> 3. Jesus taught 40 days • (Kingdom of God)
> 4. This is that!
* Places we should not go (Movies, etc.)
* Things we should not drink
God convicted people of things because he was setting a standard —
So folks could keep what they had received. We found a new way of living
* Lungs were no longer corroded with tobacco smoke
* Our bodies become alcohol free
> 1. Drop Standards
* a. Doesn’t matter what we wear
* b. Okay to go to movies
* c. Okay to drink socially
* d. Smoking is not in the Bible
> 2. Holy Ghost can be had without speaking in tongues.
* Just so you believe.
* We can’t be like the Pharisees.
* We don’t give alter calls anymore.
* The thing of praying with people around the altar who are tarrying for the Holy Ghost is out!
> Holy Ghost
Which is Jesus!
That’s saying that the name is not that important in Baptism. I don’t need baptism for the remission of my sins.
In fact, because of grace I have no outstanding sins.
> A. No in-depth soul searching.
> B. No tears of repentance.
> C. No giving up of life style.
The angels who had rejoiced now put their hands to their mouths in stark surprise and horror! ! !
Now we are back where we started from
Lady at funeral went to Bible School.
Why didn’t you wait?
Lady I pastored – “I am going to backslide!”
We must show love, but we still must Hold the fort!
Compromise is not the answer!
Prodigal — left.
• If father had given up
> Fatted Calf
Son Ran to Something!
Saul outlawed witches.
Saul disguised himself. Went to Endor.
I can’t help you.
Saul is against this.
It’s okay now.
Saul changed his mind,
But not the word of God!
As much as God had done for Israel, they threw it all away for
a Golden Calf.
We throw the truth away for
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