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A parable is a special story that Jesus used to teach the people about God and his kingdom. In this parable God is seen as a father who waits night and day to see his son . In the course of this sermon he retold the story of the lost sheep and the lost coin and then added his favorite parable of the prodigal son. Said Jesus: "You have been admonished by the prophets from Samuel to John that you should seek for God--search for truth. Always have they said, `Seek the Lord while he may be found.'. The Lost Son. This is probably the most familiar portion of this chapter, I have a couple of messages on it and I’ve heard several others. I want you to notice several things with me from the text today as we look at Jesus once again illustrating His purpose of “seeking and saving that which was lost”. I. DESIRE— A. 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight: I am no more worthy to be called thy son. [The son shows a manly spirit in adhering to his purpose to make a confession, notwithstanding the warmth of his father's welcome; in grieving for what he had done, and not for what he had lost; and in blaming no one.
Today’s parable, the Parable of the Lost Son, shows how even people get lost sometimes by living a rebellious and sinful life. But we are never so lost that God cannot find us. And when someone who is lost because of sin turns away from that sin, there will be a great celebration to welcome him home again! Great Story. I wanted to tell you that story because I love that the dad loved his son, even though the son had made a very foolish decision. The dad continued to love him and look forward to his return home. The story is powerful because it is a modern retelling of a story Jesus Christ told in the Bible (Luke ). "The Story of a Lost Son" TEXT: LUKE ,24 Introduction: A. In chapter 15 we have three stories which early church Fathers considered as one parable. 1) The purpose of each is to show the natural reaction to finding that which was lost is Joy. a. God longs to reconcile sinners read more. Jesus and Zacchaeus 9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. 11 While the people were listening to this, Jesus proceeded to tell them a parable, because He was near Jerusalem and they thought the kingdom of God would appear imminently..
The Story of a Lost Son. THE Pharisees have criticized Jesus for keeping company with known sinners, and in answer he has just finished relating illustrations about regaining a lost sheep and a lost drachma coin. He continues now with another illustration, this one about a loving father and his treatment of his two sons, each of whom has serious faults. 1. THE SON’S DEPARTURE (Luke a) We read in these verses, “A certain man had two sons; 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. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country”. A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ The boy answered, ‘I will not.’ But later he had a change of heart and went. The father went to the other son and said the same thing. They had problems with it. Jesus, being Jesus, takes the opportunity to try to teach an important lesson. Before he tells the parable of the lost son, he starts to lay some ground work in 3 parables starting in chapter The Parable of the Banquet Luke Jesus tells a story about a man having a big dinner. He invited many people.