The Prodigal’s Father (Sermon)

The following is a sermon I preached at Cherrydale Bible Church on Father’s Day 2015.

Title: The Prodigal’s Father
Theme: A Father’s Unconditional Love

  1. Intro
    1. Read Passage (1-2, 11-31)
    2. Explain Context (1-2)
  2. Younger Son (11-20a)
    1. Divide (11-12)
    2. Depart (13-16)
      1. No lurid details; are you living this way?
      2. Compare to Hagar (Gen 16:7-9)
    3. Repent (17-19)
      1. No timeline is given; have you repented?
      2. Sinner’s prayer
    4. Return (20a)
  3. Father (20b-24)
    1. Compassion (20b-21)
      1. Despising the shame (Heb 12:2)
      2. Born our griefs (Is 53:4)
    2. Celebration (22-24)
      1. Dead- alive (Eph 2:1)
      2. Lost – found (Amazing grace)
      3. Joy in heaven (Lk 15:7)
  4. Older Son (25-31)
    1. Approach (25-27)
      1. Lack of relationship w father
    2. Anger (28)
      1. Legalism hates grace (J. Mac)
    3. Accusation (29-30)
      1. Hypocrite’s prayer
      2. You celebrate sinners, I celebrate me.
    4. Acquittal (31)
      1. All I have is yours! Come celebrate
      2. Does he come in?
  5. Conclusion
    1. Galatians 5:22

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