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The Younger Son
April 13, 2014
Sometimes, in our immaturity, we can make seriously bad decisions. The good news is that if we have Christian family members who love us, they will take us back if we repent. God regards us as His children. He wants us to be obedient, but if we stray away, repent, and return, He accepts us back with open arms and great happiness.- Bernie Parsons
The Younger Son
by Bernie Parsons
Presented to Globe church of Christ on 04-13-2014
Presented to Load church of Christ on 05-04-2014
We recently studied on the two sons in the parable that Jesus gave: one son refused to do what his father had told him to do, but repented and went. The other agreed to do what his father told him to, but changed his mind and did not go. The approval goes to the repentant son who did what his father asked him to do.
In this lesson, Jesus gives another parable of a son who goes against his father’s wishes.
Luke 15:11 "And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 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.”
Luke 15:13 “And not many days after the younger son gathered all together,
and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with
Luke 15:14 “And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that
land; and he began to be in want.”
Luke 15:15 “And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did
eat: and no man gave unto him.”
Luke 15:17 “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
Luke 15:20 “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.”
Luke 15:21 “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.”
Luke 15:22 “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.”
Luke 15:25 “Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the
fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.”
Luke 15:28 “And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with
harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.”
Luke 15:31 “And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother
was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found."