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            Day One   |  Day Two   |  Day Three   |  Day Four   |   Day Five Day Five The True Heart of the Elder Son Revealed Don’t miss the real rea­son for the elder brother’s intense dis­plea­sure. As we will see in the chap­ter that fol­lows, all this pout­ing fury was not so much aimed against the prodi­gal son. Instead, it […]

Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 11:38 | 0 comments
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            Day One   |  Day Two   |  Day Three   |  Day Four   |   Day Five Day Four A Boy­cott Only a Phar­isee Could Appre­ci­ate If this son’s heart were right, the text would say, “He ran to the house to see what all the joy was about.” In fact, if his heart had not been com­pletely devoid of all natural […]

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 11:37 | 0 comments
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            Day One   |  Day Two   |  Day Three   |  Day Four   |   Day Five Day Three A Home­com­ing of a Dif­fer­ent Sort. Just as the younger sons flee­ing to the far coun­try serves to show how poorly he regarded his father, so this one’s being out in the field is a fit­ting metaphor for where he stood in terms with […]

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at 11:40 | 0 comments
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            Day One   |  Day Two   |  Day Three   |  Day Four   |   Day Five Day Two The elder brother takes cen­ter stage The prodi­gal son’s brother had been out in the field and there­fore com­pletely obliv­i­ous to all that had hap­pened in his father’s life that day. That meant he was also unaware of the cel­e­bra­tion that was already under […]

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 11:33 | 0 comments
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            Day One   |  Day Two   |  Day Three   |  Day Four   |   Day Five Day One The Elder Brother’s Resent­ment His Hypocrisy “The older brother became angry and refused to go in” — , NIV Sin­ners come in two basic vari­eties. Some don’t really care who sees what they do. Invari­ably their beset­ting sin is pride – the kind of […]

Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 13:52 | 0 comments
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What bet­ter way to spend a few hours on Sat­ur­day than with good friends, and rak­ing some leaves? This was cer­tainly a good project; I couldn’t imag­ine any­one doing this all by them­selves. [album: http://richimages.net/Albums/BobbieLeaves/ ]

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at 13:53 | 1 comment
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            Day One   |   Day Two   |   Day Three   |   Day Four   |   Day Five Day five A Pic­ture of Heaven’s Joy While we are still con­sid­er­ing the prodigal’s father, let’s take notice of the key lessons we can learn from Jesus is imagery. Remem­ber that the father in the para­ble is a fig­ure of Christ. […]

Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 10:48 | 0 comments
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            Day One   |   Day Two   |   Day Three   |   Day Four   |   Day Five Day Four Rein­stat­ing His Son’s Sta­tus What three gifts did the father imme­di­ately give his son? __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Jesus men­tions three gifts that the father imme­di­ately gave his pen­i­tent son: a robe, a ring, and san­dals. Every­one in the audience […]

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 11:04 | 0 comments
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            Day One   |   Day Two   |   Day Three   |   Day Four   |   Day Five Day Three A Speech Inter­rupted Read . Com­pare the son’s rehearsed speech with what he actu­ally said. What’s miss­ing? __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ The prodi­gal never even got to the part of his rehearse speech where he would asked to become […]

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 10:47 | 0 comments
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            Day One   |   Day Two   |   Day Three   |   Day Four   |   Day Five Day Two How the Plot Shifted “But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with com­pas­sion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him” At this point, Jesus’ parable […]

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 11:07 | 0 comments
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