Monday, April 19, 2010

(Sermon-on-a-Stick) The Greatest Short Story Ever Told, Part 2 of 4

Luke 15: 11-20

* "a far country" is anywhere away from God

* Where are you?

* v. 17 ... "when he came to his senses..." Some of us need to wake up. Why and how should we wake up?

1. If We're Asleep, We Need To Know That Things Can And Should Be Better
v. 17 -- at home there is food to spare; God has not predestined us to lives of misery

2. Humble Ourselves
v. 19 -- "I'm not worthy to be called your son..."
Don't let pride keep you from waking up
Pride is the path to the mud and the mire

3. Come To The Father
v. 20 -- he went to his Father...
Most everything in life can wait -- except the search for the Father