Tale of Two Sons - Bob Levin - August 2, 2020

August 3rd, 2020

                            Luke 15:11-32

  • Greener grass syndrome 15:11-13

                  Good time >> bad time

            Hebrews 11:25

            Galatians 6:7

 

  • Change of heart  5:14-17

        Goodness of God or sorrow leads to repentance    

                Romans 2:4   II Corinthians 7:10

 

  • Most powerful words in life 15:18-19

                  James 4:6

 

             Q -- Do I admit when I’m wrong?

 

  • Grace reunion 15:20-21

                   Ephesians 4:32

             Q – Am I gracious like the father?

 

  • No penance allowed 15:22-24

                    I John 1:9 - 2:2

                    Psalm 103:11-12

              Q -- Am I trying to pay for free grace?

 

  • Older brother syndrome 15:25-30

 

  • “slaving…orders” >>  rules vs loving relationship
  • “I never disobeyed” >>  minimize own sin, failure*
  • “but this son of yours” >>  comparing & judging

                   II Corinthians 10:12      John 21:22

 

               Q -- Am I the older brother?

 

  • Solution… GRACE for all 15:31-32
 
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